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Mallard????

Observed: 6th May 2010 By: GWJGWJ’s reputation in BirdsGWJ’s reputation in Birds
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Identifications
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    Likely ID
    ?mallard?
    Confidence: It might be this.
    ID agreements (): 3 People
    • wad25
      S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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    • RoyW
      British Dragonfly SocietyLondon Natural History Society
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    • bobthebirderBirds expert
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anonymous spotter's picture

Hybrid Mallard

Look back over similar i-Spot posts and you'll find information and web links about the many "Heinz mallards" out there.

wad25's picture

Mallard????

Manky mallard (Anas platyrhyncos). Possibly a cross between wild mallards and a feral domestic breed.

See http://10000birds.com/manky-mallards-domestic-feral-or-just-plain-odd-ma...

for a discussion on mallard types.

I made a similar post on 23 Feb to which RoyW responded pointing out that a hybrid involves another duck species.

Domesticated ducks are basically mallards so this is a mongrel or a domesticated form of mallard (bobthebirder).

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Domestic Mallard

"I made a similar post on 23 Feb to which RoyW responded pointing out that a hybrid involves another duck species."
It has also been pointed out to me that the dictionary definition of 'hybrid' includes crosses between different breeds of the same species!
This is a domesticated form of a Mallard, and as it's probably not a pure breed whether or not you call it a hybrid seems to depend on personal preference.