Hybrid

Discussion in 'Photography Forum' started by The Mad Duck, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. The Mad Duck

    The Mad Duck Elite Refuge Member

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    Shot this guy today. I'm thinking its a Mallard X Baldpate,possibly Pintail. Im really leaning towards Baldpate,because..... The bill is solid blue and no black up the saddle of the bill, The elongated tail is really more Baldpate shape/length. The color of the chest really looks more the color of a Baldpate,AND.........It was hanging with a group of Baldpate all day.

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  2. schlag

    schlag Senior Refuge Member

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    Not a mallard pintail cross. Sure looks to be a mallard widgeon cross. Would bet money on it. Very interesting find.
     
  3. Bender

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    Yeah looks like the shoulder is trying to be white like a Widgeon too.
     
  4. The Mad Duck

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    Boykinsbuddy said it had an odd colored speculum. I never saw it fly,so I didnt see the wings
     
  5. Grandfowl

    Grandfowl Senior Refuge Member

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    Cool looking duck! I'd say Mallard/Wigeon Hybrid. Can see a number of Wigeon characteristics in it.
     
  6. The Mad Duck

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    Yea, we're pretty sure that's what it was too. It was interesting to watch the other birds interact with it. While not aggressive towards the hybrid, the other Widgeon weren't didn't exactly receptive to it. They kind of ignored it and he kept to the fringes of the other Widgeon.
     
  7. schlag

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    Hybrids are just plain screwed. Neither species they are from generally like them. They are almost always loners.
     

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