Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Possible Hybrid Teal at Bolsa Chica
You may want to compare your photo with this one...
...which is misidentified as a Baikal Teal. In fact it looks very much
like your bird.
Some hybrid duck combinations are known to produce birds with a superficial
resemblance to Baikal Teal. Sibley (June 1994, Birding) discusses hybrid
ducks (neither parent being a Baikal Teal) that can look superficially like
On Sat, 09 Feb 2013 03:38:59 -0000, "bdawson66" <bdawson66@...>
>I found an interesting duck at the end of Wintersburg Channel in Bolsa Chica this afternoon. It was feeding with green-winged teals near the trash boom. Looking around online the closest thing I can come up with is a hybrid Green-winged x Blue-winged Teal. Pictures of the bird are on my Flickr site:
>Long Beach, CA
Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA jmorlan (at) ccsf.edu
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