Friday, 18 April 2014

Red Shoveler x Ferruginous Duck

captive probable Red Shoveler x Ferruginous Duck hybrid, Blakeney Collection (Norfolk, UK), 4th December 2010 - copyright Dave Appleton
(photo ID: 0394)


The identity of this hybrid is not confirmed, but it at least seems to be an Aythya x Anas hybrid with warm reddish brown colouring and the appearance and bill shape seem consistent with this ID.  Both species were present in the collection.  I see one similar bird at the collection on most visits so I presume that I am seeing and photographing the same bird on each occasion.



 captive probable Red Shoveler x Ferruginous Duck hybrid (left, with Ferruginous Duck), Blakeney Collection (Norfolk, UK), 7th December 2013 - copyright Dave Appleton
(photo ID: 0393)


 captive probable Red Shoveler x Ferruginous Duck hybrid (right, with White-cheeked Pintail), Blakeney Collection (Norfolk, UK), 9th November 2013 - copyright Dave Appleton
(photo ID: 0395)


 captive probable Red Shoveler x Ferruginous Duck hybrid, Blakeney Collection (Norfolk, UK), 12th March 2011 - copyright Dave Appleton
(photo ID: 0396)



captive probable Red Shoveler x Ferruginous Duck hybrid, Blakeney Collection (Norfolk, UK), 28th February 2009 - copyright Dave Appleton
(photo IDs: 0397-0398)


Red Shoveler Anas platalea
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca

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