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Tufted ducks as well?

Observed: 2nd January 2012 By: ht787
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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tufted ducks as well?
Description:

Seen on Caldecotte Lake, in a managed park area.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Turnstone's picture

The bird on the right is

The bird on the right is almost certainly a female Tufted Duck, but the one on the left does seem to have a pronounced white base to the bill,which might indicate female Scaup, although its back is a bit too
dark. Inconclusive without a better picture I'm afraid.

ophrys's picture

Tufted Duck

There is enough to rule out Scaup on the left hand bird. The shape of the head is wrong, with a peak at the rear; in Scaup it would be more rounded with no hint of a peak. Added to the lack of a paler flank and it rules out Scaup.

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ht787's picture

Thank you. Do you think it is

Thank you. Do you think it is also a tufted duck or might it be something else?

RoyW's picture

Tufties

Both are Tufted Ducks

ht787's picture

Thank you.

Thank you.