Date: 12/2/19 2:46 pm
From: Diane Drobka <sunny1az...>
Subject: Re: [AZNMbirds] Hybrid Ruddy Duck
I am wondering if it is a plastic ring or some other litter that is stuck to the bill and decaying.
On Monday, December 2, 2019, 01:40:08 PM MST, <dougback...> <dougback...> wrote:

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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