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Ferruginous Duck x Tufted? Switzerland yesterday. (1 Viewer)

Brosnabirder

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Ireland
Hi everybody

Is this a Tufted x Ferruginous Duck in the first four pictures? On a lake in central Switzerland yesterday with around 1500 Tufted and 1800 Pochard. I can see a reddish tinge to the crest and side of the breast, a dirty white undertail patch and what looks to me like not a lot of black on the tip of the bill.

Thanks in advance and all the best
Tom

ps. Just to prove I can identify at least some of these hybrids, the third picture also shows a Tufted x Pochard and the fifth picture shows a Pochard x Ferruginous Duck. :)









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