Date: 1/12/21 7:53 pm
From: Bill Bousman <barlowi...>
Subject: Re: [southbaybirds] Type of Goldeneye??
Dear Bob,

Typical hybrid markings are usually considered variation in (1) facial
spot, oval vs teardrop, (2) scapular pattern, mostly white with black
streaks vs black with white windows, and (3) the shoulder spur, none vs
a dark spur connected to the black on  the scapulars. Your photo shows
an oval facial spot and mostly white scapulars (with minor black
streaks).  The male is too deep in the water to show a spur.  So,
apparently a typical Common Goldeneye.

Bill Bousman
Menlo Park

On 1/12/2021 5:59 PM, Bob Strobe wrote:
> To all Goldeneye experts-
> Is this by chance a hybrid Common/Barrows?? Ive seen both in my
> homestate  of Alaska but not sure if they look a bit different here.

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