Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tufted Duck X Common Pochard

This bird was refound today 1th. of March 2011 by Troels Eske Ortvad at Christianshavn Denmark.
Apparently this is the same bird as the one found in February 2009 by Jørgen Munk Petersen, at the same lokation.

Details how to ID this type, will follow soon. 

Adult male, the big black tip of the bill, the orangeyellow iris, the draker grey mantel, and the short tuft   reveals it as a hybrid. Note however the slightly grey on the flank. If the bird was a hybrid Tuftet Duck X Greater Scaup it would look like the bird blow.

Photo: Troels Eske Ortvad, March 2011, Christianshavn.

Adult male, Tufted Duck X Greater Scaup, compared to the bird above, this bird has a green gloss to the head. Also note the small black nail, the clean yellow iris and the pure white flank.

Photo: Rasmus Strack, February 2005, Kattinge vig.

Adult male, the same bird as above from Christianshavn.

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