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January 14, 2014

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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Dawn, Dawn and Gary Grant, Avistar. Avistar said: RT @DawnFine: Gorgeous! Via @HaroldStiver Baikal Teal: Rare and Endangered Series http://bit.ly/fBzwma #Birds […]

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  2. I don’t know how birds ultimately come up with such colors and patterns! The females must have an artistic sense to push for the most pleasing combinations! Love the pics!

    Comment by Hilke Breder — February 2, 2011 @ 1:06 pm

  3. Thanks Hilke,

    I agree, and male ducks have developed to be particularly striking

    Comment by Harold — February 3, 2011 @ 11:17 pm

  4. What a cool-looking bird! He has kind of an Art Deco look about him. Terrific shots!

    Comment by Felicia — February 5, 2011 @ 7:45 am

  5. Outstanding images of a most attractive bird! I’m especially fond of the second male photograph. Fabulous face pattern. Beautiful work!

    Comment by Julie G. — February 5, 2011 @ 6:00 pm

  6. This bird is to mimic sand islands in a river for beauty to attract the female.
    Because the sand islands in rivers are ideal palce for their winter. The demand relationship raised the birds’s taste for beauty, later the female taste selected the male’s pumage.
    The details are discussed in http://thegreatdebate.org.uk/ESexualSeln.html

    Comment by Lu, Chenguang — March 2, 2014 @ 12:39 pm

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