Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Duck mash-up

I went to Paglesham Lagoon this morning to keep my year list moving. This striking duck was floating around with the shovelers. A quick google search suggests a Shoveler x Wigeon hybrid. Surely not. I also flushed a short-eared owl, giving close views, a good look at a Rock Pipit and some smart Bar-tailed Godwits bringing up 81.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

clearly shoveler x wigeon, see

Harrison, J.M. (1959): Comments on a Wigeon x Northern Shoveler Hybrid. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club, Vol. 79, p. 142-151
Harrison, J.M. (1964): Further comments on hybridisation between the European Wigeon and Northern Shoveler. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club, Vol. 84, p. 30-39

22 November 2020 at 17:50  

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