Date: 4/2/17 7:34 pm From: Ann Johnson <aj...> Subject: RE: [ia-bird] Mallard-Shoveler hybrid?
Brewer's Duck - Mallard X Gadwall?
Ann Johnson Norwalk, IA
-----Original Message----- From: <ia-bird...> [mailto:<ia-bird...>] On Behalf Of Paul Hertzel Sent: Sunday, April 2, 2017 9:24 PM To: James McCoy <mccoyfam...>; <ia-bird...> Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Mallard-Shoveler hybrid?
At 09:02 PM 4/2/2017, James McCoy wrote: >This odd duck was seen on 280th St in Mason City on 3/31/17. I'm >guessing Mallard-N. Shoveler hybrid. Any other thoughts? > Jamie McCoy >Iowa City
What a great bird, Jamie. Very distinctive, very unique. I've never seen one like it before.
My guess is Shoveler X Wigeon, although I don't know if that hybrid has been recorded. That would be something to look up.