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Histrionicus histrionicus

Kaaxadgi{ - Histrionicus histrionicus

Kaaxadgi{ ala}um sakuchaa aku{, kaaxadgim ali}ii ayagaam ilagaan sas matazakungis mal hakangis sugdanaza{, hakangis chid}ina{ liidaku{ kay igasikix sitxan chumnugim qaxchikdaa aza{, ama hachigan ama alugan angakix quhma{ tu{ila{taasaza{.

Kaaxadgim ayagangis hawakus midimit{im ayagangis hizax Iiidakus, midimit{im ilagaan angunaa}utazas, ama igasigan agalan utmakix hakam quhmangis mataa}utaza}ulax.

Udang al slum huzuu agza{, udaan saagamagii aza{. Saaqudikinga ama qan'gim aslaan agacha kalulgazakus. Saaqudgim ama qanikinga angi}azalaka}is, aa}an hakangis txidix isxanal chuqidugikus, mal ana{ maalal hitimilgal hayasxaakalaka}is maalal hingaan aslaan haqaya}aza}ulas.

Kaaxadgis udaan ahmi}an alanalaka}is uku}azas, hagumatakus haang ala}um achidan agacha aaguzazas. Slum aslaan hakangis txidix isxanal agudix ana{ mal iga{taakalaka}is agiichigaan uku}azas. Hagumatal agudix ala}um hangadan xaadagnaa}ina{ liidazas. Slum aslaan saahmla}izas, aku}aan an}a}inam saahmlaa ilganaa as{aan ilgal hiila{taku{ tutazanaq.

 

Harlequin Duck - Histrionicus histrionicus

The harlequin duck is a saltwater duck, and the drake like other drakes have fancier feathers then the hen. The drake has bluish feathers and brownish underneath the wings with white spots on its back and its sides. The hen is very similar to the bufflehead hen, but it is larger in size. Unlike the bufflehead, the hen has white feathers in the middle of the back of its wings.

These ducks are present here all year round. They are shot during winter and fall. But they are avoided during the summer and spring because they are full of pin feathers and they make plucking difficult.

Lots of harlequin ducks can be seen quite often around here. They are also seen along the shore swimming. During the summer when their feathers are changing, they cannot fly. If you approach them when they are in this situation, they seem to run along the top of the water when they are fleeing.

The harlequin ducks lay egges during the summer. I used to hear that if someone looks for harlequin duck eggs, he is looking for his own death.

Qigu{ - Gavia immer
Common Loon
Qaqa}i{ - Gavia stellata
Red-throated Loon
Aagayuu}i{ - Phalacrocorax pelagicus
Pelagic Cormorant
Ingatu{ - Phalacrocorax urile
Red-faced Cormorant
Qukin}i{ - Olor columbianus
Whistling Swan
Qagmangi{ - Philacte canagica
Emperor Goose
Aa}i{ - Anas platyrhynchos
Mallard
Amtatu{ - Anas acuta
Pintail
Qii{chiida{ - Anas crecca
Green-winged Teal
Kuchutu{ - Aythya affinis
Lesser Scaup
Saaku{ - Somateria spectabilis
King Eider
Kasami{ - Somateria mollissima
Common Eider
Tamgaalu{ - Melanitta deglandi
White-winged Scoter
Qugaangi{ - Melanitta nigra
Black Scoter
Hanim Kamgituu - Bucephala clangula
Common Goldeneye
Midimit{i{ - Becephala albeola
Bufflehead
Aanglaa}i{ - Clangula hyemalis
Oldsquaw
Kaaxadgi{ - Histrionicus histrionicus
Harlequin Duck
A}laaya{ - Mergus serrator
Red-breasted Merganser
Ti}la{ - Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Bald Eagle
A}diikas - Lagopus mutus
Rock Ptarmigan
Hiigi{ - Haematopus bachmani
Black Oystercatcher
Chulixta{ - Calidris ptilocnemis
Rock Sandpiper
Sluka{ - Larus glaucescens
Glaucous-wing Gull
Tiigilgaada{ - Rissa tridactyla
Black-legged Kittiwake
Ulungt{a{ - Uria aalge
Common Murre
Siihmlu{ - Cepphus columba
Pigeon Guillemot
Qizangi{ - Synthliboramphus antiguus
Ancient Murrelet
Qagida{ - Fratercula corniculata
Horned Puffin
Uxchu{ - Lunta cirrhata
Tufted Puffin
Tutuutu{ - Nyctea scandiaca
Snowy Owl
Qanglaa}i{ - Corvus corax
Common Raven
Maadugaa{ - Plectrophenax nivalis
Snow Bunting
Chaanu{ - Leucosticte tephrocotis
Gray-crowned Rosy Finch
Chiixuyaaka{ - Melospiza melodia
Song Sparrow
Chilu{ - Calcarius lapponicus
Alaska Longspur
Qatxaya{ - Troglodytes troglodytes
Winter Wren

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