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Muscovy Duck hybrid, Yorkshire, England (1 Viewer)

Brett Richards

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The bird in the attached photos taken at Burton Agnes pond, East Yorkshire, apears to be a Muscovy Duck hybrid, but with what? Could it be with Wood Duck? A male Wood Duck was present in 2016-2018 at least, and was reported to have hybridised with a Mallard and produced young in one year. The white outer edge to the outermost primary which can just be seen in two of the images perhaps suggests Wood Duck, but the bill isn't what I would expect in such a cross, and nothing else in the plumage suggests Wood Duck. It was much smaller than the white Muscovy Duck in the middle image.

Can anyone help?



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Joern Lehmhus

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I see nothing that suggests anything else than muscovy in that bird. It seems to be a younger bird, therefore there are more feathers in the face
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A domestic Muscovy with a passing resemblance to White-winged Wood Duck! Probably a female by size comparison to the other one and relative lack of facial ornamentation.

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