Friday 10 January 2014

How to contribute

We want this blog to be a collaboration - different people pooling their knowledge, insights, observations and photos in order that we can all learn and improve our understanding of hybrid birds.  We welcome your contributions!

There are two ways you can get in touch:
  • By adding a comment to a post.  Anyone should be able to add a comment - please include your name when doing so.  If adding a link it's best to use the format <a href="url">display text</a>.
You can't add photos to comments so if you want to contribute your photos either add a link to them or send them via email.

These are the sort of things we welcome you to contribute:
  • Your insight or knowledge: if you know something that would be relevant and useful then please tell us, and especially if you think we may have got something wrong then please tell us!
  • Your photos: if you have photos that you think might be useful please let us use them!  If they are already published on the internet then tell us where they are and that we may use them; if they are not already online then email them to us and tell us that we may use them.  All photos used will be credited to the photographer (unless you ask us not to) and if you tell us what it is we will include a link to your website.
When providing photos please tell us what you think it is (if you know), where you took the photo and the date, and tell us if the bird was in captivity.
  • Your ideas and observations: if you think something that might be relevant or useful but aren't sure, please tell us anyway.
  • Your questions: if you have any questions or aren't sure about something you read or see here then please ask.


  1. Hi I have posted pictures of hybrid ducks on your old Flickr site, and two more. You are welcome to use them in this blog. I would also like to know if they are Mallard/Moscovy crosses as has been suggested. They seem rather more elegant than those pictured here. Also kind of surprised by the pair being so well matched!

    1. Great, thanks Pete. Yes, these are Mallard x Muscovy Ducks I'm sure. Presumably a male and a female based on the plumage - did you notice if there was a significant size difference between them? There isn't much size difference between male and female Mallards, but there is quite a difference between male and female Muscovies, so it would be interesting to see if the hybrids inherit the size difference too.

      Thanks for allowing us to use them here - I should certainly like to do that, though I am way behind updating the pages here at the moment. I am hoping to catch up at some point during the winter so will add them then if that's ok. Many thanks indeed.

  2. Hope you are still monitoring this site: I have just sent an email (regarding LESC x RNDU) to which I hope is still active...

  3. There has been some discussion of a hybrid duck in Albany (Alameda County) California. It is very similar to an image in your file of Northern Shoveler x Eurasian Wigeon. Image at . You are free to use it.

  4. Hallo Dave Appleton,
    I have a great Story of a (Greater-White fronted x Greylag Goose) x a Bar-headed Goose and there fertile offspring, all documanted and fotografed over the past 25 years. Howe can I post this and more interesting Hybrids on this Blog?
    Thise is a realy cool resorce wich I would love to contribute to.
    All the best Jasper

  5. seen this bird at wwt slimbridge England on the 30th Jan 2022 thought it might be barnacle x Canada goose its a wild bird
    regards michael hughes