Sunday, 15 June 2014

Mallard x Tufted Duck

Mallard x Tufted Duck hybrid, Degnemosen, Copenhagen (Denmark), 1990s - copyright Rasmus Strack
(photo ID: 0899)


This is an old photo, scanned from a slide.  Rasmus's friend Lars Michael Nielson tells us that this bird's behaviour was intermedaite between the two praent species.  It was both surface feeding like a Mallard and diving like a Tufted Duck.  Two more scanned images appear below:



Mallard x Tufted Duck hybrid (same bird as in photo ID 0899 above), Degnemosen, Copenhagen (Denmark), 1990s - copyright Rasmus Strack
(photo IDs: 1607-1608)


Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula

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