Mallards are frequent rapists, but widgeon less so, and drake mallards have a strong size advantage over female wigeon. Although hybrid ducks are not that common overall, they do occur on a regular basis. green head, gray cheek, no white on forehead, wigeon like wings, mallard-like body coloration, brown breast, smaller gray … Wigeon x Mallard hybrid, Brant hybrid and the leucistic intersex Wigeon I headed up to Burnham Overy on 26th November. Hybrids are truly variable in many ways but in the few conversations I have … The photos labelled Abb. An American wigeon × mallard hybrid has also been recorded. > I had an interesting hybrid duck at Waller Park in Santa Maria a short time ago. The walk out was uneventful save for my second Barn Owl of the morning and a flock of 7 Bearded Tits. Each of these hybrids is an exceptionally valuable addition to this study because we predict both will have Mallard sires. 6 and Abb. I also saw a wierd one in November, it looked like the gadwall+mallard hybrid, but it had a competely white back, tail, and belly. American Wigeon x Mallard (hybrid) Number observed: 1 Details: smaller than wild mallards, but grouping with them. What was it? I've been birding around Mississauga and Toronto quite a bit, and plenty of new birds are arriving, including Spotted Sandpiper, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, House Wren, Blue-headed Vireo and Black-and-white and Yellow Warbler. MALLARD X WIGEON HYBRIDS (Presumably American Wigeon). A wild Mallard/Wigeon hybrid taken into captivity was more Mallard-like when in eclipse plumage and more Wigeon-like when in basic (Palmer, 1976). The text is in German but non-German speakers may still be interested as it's accompanied by a couple of photos of Eurasian Wigeon x Mallard hybrids. 7 are Eurasian Wigeon x Mallard hybrids. This American Wigeon x Mallard hybrid shows obvious characters of both parents. The most common in central New York are Mallard X American Black Duck hybrids. Mallard x American Wigeon Hybrid I wanted to post to share the cool duck I saw today, but first a few other recent updates. The body looks like that of a Mallard, the head is like that of a wigeon, and the bill is colored like an odd blend of a Mallard’s yellow with the blue–gray of an American Wigeon. It was paler than the one in your picture, so I origionly thought it was a widgeon. From Gun Hill I spent a while scanning the sea. Two other hybrids Sharp mentioned were the Eurasian/American wigeon cross, and the mallard/green-wing teal hybrid. There is a "Brewer's Duck" (Gadwall X Mallard hybrid) that has returned for its fourth winter, and there had been an American Wigeon X Mallard hybrid there also returning for its fourth winter, but the bird I saw today is a different hybrid altogether. According to Johnsgard (1965), many hybrids exhibit new and unusual traits that are reminiscent of other species. 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