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  1. bowhunter311

    bowhunter311 New Member

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    Questioning the white line on this shovelers head ..mixed of plumage issue?
     

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    Squaller Elite Refuge Member

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    I saw and replied to this on another thread... Was that white line fairly symmetrical on both sides out of curiosity?
     
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    bowhunter311 New Member

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    Squaller yes it's identical pretty much
     
  6. bowhunter311

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    Yes squaller it's pretty much identical on both sides
     
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    Wildthings Elite Refuge Member

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    I've gotten one in with a line like that??
     
  8. pukeko

    pukeko Senior Refuge Member

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    Really cool !
     
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    johnliester Senior Refuge Member

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    Maybe some Blue wing in the mix?
     
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  10. JRS

    JRS Elite Refuge Member

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    A friend has shot a couple like that in the grasslands. Google New Zealand Shoveler, and of course Blue Wing Teal. The occasional appearance of that crescent in the NA Shoveler may be an extant trait from an extinct common ancestor.
     

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