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Eurasian Wigeon possible hybrid? California. (1 Viewer)

jmorlan

Hmmm. That's funny
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12 January 2021. Millbrae, California, USA.

I thought this was a Eurasian Wigeon but looking carefully at the photos reveals some tell-tale spotting on the face and a mix of gray and brown flanks. Is that enough to call this a hybrid?
Thanks.
 

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Joern Lehmhus

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Yes, flank and scapulars appear too reddish for a pure Eurasian wigeon and head pattern also clearly indicates a hybrid.
 

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