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Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus)

 
 

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Reported
12:14 15/11/16
11:20
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unconfirmed report of female/1st-winter seen from Cape Clear ferry
Overseas
14:25 27/10/16
Riga
female/1st-winter drake at Mangalsala Pier (57.0647, 24.0287); first record for Latvia
again no sign in a search on the River Don this afternoon
no sign again so far today
no sign of male on River Don between Grandholm and Persley bridge, off Papermill Drive or at Seaton Park between 13:25 and 16:10
Mega
13:06 21/05/15
13:05
1st-summer drake still on River Don from metal wheels near Grandholm Bridge; access from Gordon's Mill Road, view from beyond large metal wheels on path south of bridge NJ925092
Mega
12:15 21/05/15
12:10
1st-summer drake again flew upstream at Grandholm Bridge early afternoon
Mega
15:47 20/05/15
15:30
1st-summer drake still showing well on River Don near Grandholm Bridge; access from Gordon's Mill Road, view path south of bridge c.NJ925092
Mega
13:08 20/05/15
12:28
1st-summer drake still showing well on River Don 100m upstream of Grandholm Bridge; access from Gordon's Mill Road, view path south of bridge c.NJ925092
Mega
10:32 20/05/15
10:24
1st-summer drake still on River Don 50m downstream of Grandholm Bridge; access from Gordon's Mill Road, view from beyond large metal wheels on path south of bridge NJ925092

10 reports returned.

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hide section Most recent photos of Harlequin Duck (25)

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near Herðubreið Hut, Iceland
25/07/16
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Laxa River, Iceland
08/06/16
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Laxa River, Iceland
08/06/16
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Laxa River, Iceland
08/06/16
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Myvatn, Iceland
08/06/16
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Myvatn, Iceland
08/06/16
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Nr Myvatn, Iceland
17/05/16
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Grundarfjordur, Iceland
11/05/16
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River Laxa.Myvatn, Iceland
17/05/16 Notable photo
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Grundarfjordur, Iceland
11/05/16
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Grundarfjordur, Iceland
11/05/16
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undisclosed site, Iceland
17/05/16
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undisclosed site, Iceland
04/06/13
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Sanderoi, Iceland
07/04/16
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Sanderoi, Iceland
07/04/16
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Un-disclosed, Iceland
12/04/16
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Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
20/05/15
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Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
20/05/15
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Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
20/05/15
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Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
18/05/15
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River Laxa bridge, Iceland
29/04/15
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Brora, Highland
21/04/15
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Brora, Highland
21/04/15
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Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
12/04/15
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Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
09/04/15

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hide section Accepted historical records for Harlequin Duck (20)

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Harlequin Duck has been reported in the following areas (for more details, click a county name):

Argyll Argyll (1)
Ayr Ayr (1)
Borders Borders (1)
Highland Highland (2)
Lancs Lancs (1)
N Yorks N Yorks (1)
NE Scotland NE Scotland (1)
Northumbs Northumbs (1)
Outer Hebrides Outer Hebrides (4)
Shetland Shetland (3)

Accepted records (20)

Highland
D. MacAskill, Scottish Birds 35: 184-185, plates 172 & 173; N. A. J. Hudson and the Rarities Committee, British Birds 109: 573
Brora, Sutherland, 2CY+ female, 17th February to 30th April, photo.
North-east Scotland
British Birds 108: plates 66 & 111; R. Leslie & D. MacAskill, Scottish Birds 35: 180-185, plates 163-170; N. A. J. Hudson and the Rarities Committee, British Birds 109: 573, plate 302
River Don, Aberdeen, 2CY male, 3rd January to 21st May, photo.
Outer Hebrides
British Birds 106: plate 147; B. Rabbitts, Scottish Birds 33: 181-183, plates 161-165; N. A. J. Hudson and the Rarities Committee, British Birds 107: 587, plate 280
Balranald, North Uist, first-winter male, 18th February to 1st June, photo.
Outer Hebrides
Birding World 20 (7): 269, photo; N. A. J. Hudson and the Rarities Committee, British Birds 101: 523, plates 257 & 258
Hirta, St Kilda, adult male, 18th June, photo.
Outer Hebrides
Birding World 17 (2): 46, photo; Birding World 17 (3): 93, photo; Birding World 17 (5): 181, photo; Birding World 17 (12): 510, photo; British Birds 97: plate 117; M. J. Rogers and the Rarities Committee, British Birds 98: 637, plate 413; M. S. Scott, Birding Scotland 7 (2): 83-86, plates 77-79; Forrester & Andrews et al., 2007: photo
Col, Lewis, female, mid-January to 20th May.
Fair Isle
M. J. Rogers and the Rarities Committee, British Birds 93: 525
Meoness, South Light and Da Water, age uncertain, male, 15th October.
Ayrshire
Birding World 9 (4): 126, photos; Birding World 9 (12): 474, photo; M. J. Rogers and the Rarities Committee, British Birds 90: 466, plate 163; Ayrshire Bird Report 1996: 72; Kent Bird Report 2001: plate 15; Forrester & Andrews et al., 2007: photo
Girvan, two, first-summer females, 13th to 27th April, photo.
Caithness
Birding World 4 (2): 39; D. Orr-Ewing, Birding World 4 (2): 47-48, photo; Birding World 4 (3): 77, photos; British Birds 84: plates 174, 177 & 178; M. J. Rogers and the Rarities Committee, British Birds 85: 519
Wick, female, 6th February to 17th May, photo.
Argyll
M. J. Rogers and the Rarities Committee, British Birds 81: 549, plate 293; M. J. Rogers and the Rarities Committee, British Birds 82: 518; M. J. Rogers and the Rarities Committee, British Birds 83: 455
Claggain Bay, Islay, female, 20th to 24th October, photo, again, 29th and 30th October, again 31st October.
Shetland
Eds., Twitching 1: 39; M. J. Rogers and the Rarities Committee, British Birds 81: 549
Sullom Voe, Mainland, first-winter male, 16th January to 25th February.

Only first 10 records shown. view all records view all records

Rejected records (39) Rejected records (39)

Distribution of accepted Harlequin Duck reports by county
Outer Hebrides (4 records)
Highland (3 records)
Shetland (3 records)
Lancashire & North Merseyside (1 record)
Northumberland (1 record)
Borders (1 record)
North Yorkshire (1 record)
Ayrshire (1 record)
North-east Scotland (1 record)
Argyll (1 record)
HARLEQUIN DUCK
No. records (frequency)
4 (1) (1)4 (1)
3 (2) (2)3 (2)
2 (0) (0)2 (0)
1 (7) (7)1 (7)

(Click the squares for reports from that county.)

hide section European breeding populations (2)

Greenland: 1,000-5,000 pairs, trend unknown (1990-2000)
Iceland: 3,000-5,000 pairs, trend unknown (1998-2001)

Information from BirdLife International/European Bird Census Council (2000) European Bird Populations: Estimates and Trends. BirdLife Conservation Series No. 10. BirdLife International, Cambridge.

Max. population density of Harlequin Duck by country (breeding pairs/1000 sq km; for illustration only)

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Sun 12/04/15
Rarity finders: Harlequin Duck at Brora
Rarity finders Harlequin Duck at Brora
A female Harlequin played a game of cat and mouse with Dean MacAskill, in stark contrast with the showy and popular bird further south in Aberdeenshire.  read on read on
Tue 13/01/15
Rarity finders: Harlequin Duck in Aberdeen
Rarity finders Harlequin Duck in Aberdeen
Rob Leslie describes how perseverance with an unusual brown duck brought great reward in the form of Aberdeenshire's first Harlequin Duck.  read on read on

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