Wednesday 12 March 2014

Gadwall x American Wigeon

captive Gadwall x American Wigeon hybrid, Skagit County (Washington, USA), 10th December 2005 - copyright Steve Mlodinow
(photo ID: 1538)

This hybrid is not very dissimilar to Gadwall x Eurasian Wigeon, but that hybrid tends to be greyer on the flanks and scapulars - on this bird the flanks show the vinous pink colour typical o male American Wigeon.  Joern has pointed out that both can show a different head pattern, with a pale front.

Gadwall Anas strepera
American Wigeon Anas americana

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