The harlequin duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) is yellow listed (not at risk) in British Columbia. These ducks are also known as "sea mice" and "squeakers" because of their mouse-like call.
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In North America the Pacific population breeds from western Alaska, south to Oregon, and the Atlantic population breeds from Greenland, through central and eastern Quebec to northern Newfoundland.
Occurs throughout B.C. from rocky coastal shores east to Rocky Mountain rivers. This species can be found in fast-flowing rivers and streams throughout the Columbia Basin.
Winter habitat consists of rocky coastal shores or reefs. Breeds inland along fast-moving rivers and mountain streams on rocky islands or banks.
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For more information on this species, visit The BC Species and Ecosystem Explorer and enter "harlequin duck" in the species Name field.