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Cross Species or not cross species?

Observed: 26th August 2013 By: Jason BurtonJason Burton’s reputation in BirdsJason Burton’s reputation in BirdsJason Burton’s reputation in BirdsJason Burton’s reputation in Birds
Cross species duck
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Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Domestic Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) interacts

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chrisbrooks's picture

Size

How big was it please ?

Jason Burton's picture

Size

It was the same size as the mallards on the pond. Thank you

Jason Burton's picture

How big?

It was the same size as the mallards on the pond. Thank you

jimmymac2's picture

species

I recently flicked through a book on the birds of Europe and it looks a bit like a Ruddy Shelduck. I can definitely not be certain.

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Peter Pearson's picture

ruddy shelduck

Looking at the Essex Birdwatching site one is recorded at Hanningfield Reservoir recently. Not a million miles away from your observation.

pirayaguara's picture

It does look a bit like a

It does look a bit like a juvenile Ruddy Shelduck - if so it is likely to be a "wirehopper" rather than a wild bird

AliCullaloe's picture

Ruddy Shelduck

Hi all

Definitely not Ruddy Shelduck as the shape is all wrong. Some kind of "mongrel" Mallard for me

Cheers

Ali

Ash.H's picture

Ali is right, not a Ruddy

Ali is right, not a Ruddy Shelduck but some sort of Mallard type hybrid