Date: 12/2/19 12:39 pm
From: <dougback...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Hybrid Ruddy Duck
That could be, I added some cropped photos. There does appear to be a
ridge there, it is hard to tell. I guess we will never know for sure.


> Looking at your images, there appears to be a structure break on the bill.
> In that, I mean that the bill doesn't look smooth with color giving the
> changes. On your images, I see a ridge line, especially on the center
> image, where the white meets the dark tip. That isn't consistent with
> Ring-necked Duck and may indicate a pure Ruddy with a bill anomaly. To me,
> it looks as though some layers of the mandible tip have actually been
> stripped away.
>
> Ed Boyd
> Westminster, MD
>
>> On December 2, 2019 at 2:43 PM <dougback...>
>> mailto:<dougback...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> I found an interesting duck today at Highway Tank south of Ajo. My
>> best
>> guess is a hybrid Ruddy Duck x Ring-necked Duck.
>>
>> http://wildphotosphotography.com/AZ2019-20/AZ/hybrid.htm
>>
>> Highway Tank is an Ebird hotspot.
>>
>> Doug Backlund
>> Pierre, SD (wintering in Ajo, AZ)
>> www.wildphotosphotography.com
>>
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Doug Backlund
Pierre, SD (wintering in Ajo, AZ)
www.wildphotosphotography.com


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