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Observed: 1st October 2012 By: sevenoysterssevenoysters’s reputation in Birdssevenoysters’s reputation in Birdssevenoysters’s reputation in Birds
60d_5415 teal

Generally light brown but with a dark green wing panel. Amongst a flock of about 30-40.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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thanks for the ID revision

many thanks for the correction - none of my bird books illustrate this phase of the young male Pintail, so I would never have found the right ID without your help. It did seem a bit large for a Teal.

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I'm not aware of any books

I'm not aware of any books that illustrate the 'transitional' phase of all species - there just wouldn't be enough space to illustrate all possible variables!
Most fieldguides just illustrate juvenile and adult plumages, and leave you to try and work out what a bird halfway between the two might look like!

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Title change

I've changed the title to the correct ID - Pintail