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Scaup?

Observed: 12th July 2011 By: AlfozAlfoz’s reputation in Birds
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Description:

Others have thought this bird is a scaup as that is how they have entered it in the observation book at the RSPB base on site. These photos are better than previous ones but still could be better as she doesn't come very close. We can't see any sign of a tuft when studied through binoculars. Photos of female tufted duck on reference sites just don't match.

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Hybrid?

Have added the possibility of it being a hybrid. However, the age of the bird is relevant, as a younger Scaup would show a darker back.

Ian
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