Date: 10/27/19 3:48 pm
From: Thomas Gilg <tom...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Teal + Shoveler hybrid?
Thanks Bob!

Looking at eBird/Macaulay, Northern Shoveler x America Wigeon yields similar pictures, including a black bill with bleached-white edges.


From: <obol-bounce...> <obol-bounce...> On Behalf Of Bob Archer
Sent: Sunday, October 27, 2019 3:26 PM
To: OBOL <obol...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Teal + Shoveler hybrid?

American Wigeon x Northern Shoveler can have that moon and white cheek with green head. Flanks similar on both. Will need to look at Reeber again, that book has many options on hybrids.

Bob Archer

On Sun, Oct 27, 2019 at 3:06 PM Thomas Gilg <tom...><mailto:<tom...>> wrote:

While birding around Brownsville, I encountered what I can best describe as a mix of Blue-winged Teal and Northern Shoveler. I don’t have much experience with hybrids.

One picture is attached here, 8 pictures attached to the “bird sp.” entry in eBird, and one video on YouTube:


Any thoughts?



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