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Wigeon Hybrids (1 Viewer)

Binocularface

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HI,

I am trying to track down images of the following:

Eurasian Wigeon x American Wigeon
Eurasian Wigeon x Chiloe Wigeon
American Wigeon x Chiloe Wigeon

If there are any websites out there with such images I would be mose greatful for the link.

Regards
B
 

Joern Lehmhus

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Hi Binocularface,

these links might be helpfull:

These i would ID as Hybrids penelope x americana

http://www.azfo.org/gallery/eurxamerScottsdale.html

http://www.azfo.org/gallery/eurxamer.html

http://www.flickr.com/photos/patrick_m/365481757/

http://www.rshantz.com/Animals/Birds/DuckLike/HyWigeon/HyWigeon.htm

http://www.friendsofgreenlake.org/images/AmerWigeonXEuroWigeon-320.jpg

http://www.granstrand.net/gallery/loons/eurasian_wigeon

http://www.birdinfo.com/A_Images_E/EurasianWigeon_0007.html

http://www.birdinfo.com/A_Images_E/EurasianWigeon_0008.html

http://www.dereila.ca/dereilaimages/EWigeon2.jpg


probably penelope x americana? (shape of green head patch might a bit odd and has very intensely green iridescence)

http://waarneming.nl/foto/view/113750


This one here in my eyes is a penelope x sibilatrix hybrid due to the shape of the green head patch, the intensity of colour on the breast (also bleeding into flanks), and dark centered scapulars:

http://waarneming.nl/foto/view/427

http://waarneming.nl/foto/view/426





These ones here I would assume to be
penelope with "extreme" face pattern (If that means they have some americana genes in them from hybridisation somewhere in their ancestry may be up to discussion)

http://users.utu.fi/hlehto/photo/hybrid/aamexpen.shtml

http://users.utu.fi/hlehto/photo/hybrid/aamexpen2.shtml

http://www.indybirder.com/photos/wigeon_210107.jpg

http://mysite.verizon.net/jims.birds/EurasianWigeon.html

http://users.skynet.be/wielewaal/images/IST-smient.jpg

Please note that the photographers opinions on these birds may be different from mine.

Hope these links help- if interested to see more contact my via PM.

cheers, Joern
 
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