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Possible Wigeon hybrid? (1 Viewer)

jmorlan

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06 December 2020. Albany, California, USA.
We found this wigeon while searching through many American Wigeons and thought it might be a Eurasian. But when it awoke and showed its face, the crown seemed much too pale and the reddish face not very compelling. Could this be an American X Eurasian hybrid? Or perhaps just a young/molting Eurasian? I'm on the fence. Thanks for any feedback.
 

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Nutcracker

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I'd say a hybrid - the flanks are more American-coloured (same pinkish as the breast, not contrasting grey), while the head is more Eurasian-coloured.
 

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