Date: 6/28/20 3:03 pm From: Peter Pyle <ppyle...> Subject: Re: [BIRDWG01] Is this a BW Teal or a hybrid
I’m away from resources but believe the pattern to the greater coverts (among other plumage characters) indicates first-cycle female. Bill size in nouveau genus Spatula is fairly dimorphic so being a female supports some shoveler genes, perhaps a smaller proportion in F2 or later descendant. I also agree with Al regarding the orange (and this further steers away from Cinnamon Teal involvement). Peter
> On Jun 28, 2020, at 08:45, Colin Bradshaw <drcolbradshaw...> wrote:
> Can I have an opinion on this bird found in May in Northumberland, England
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/158563808@N03/albums/72157714685957646 >
> Initially identified as a Blue-winged Teal, then people began to question
> whether it was a BWT x Shoveller hybrid based on bill size, ginger fringes
> and pale bill base
> You can age the bird as 1st alternate based on tail feather shape and that
> sort of takes care of bill colour I guess.
> I have photos of BWT with a bill this big [which I have added to the Flickr
> My question to all of you over the pond is how often would you see a BWT
> with all of these features at this time of year? Would it make you think of
> a hybrid.
> If this is a common set of features then we would be happy to accept this
> as BWT. However if it is a really unusual mix, then accepting a vagrant
> with this suite is a non-starter
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Date: 6/28/20 12:38 pm From: Alvaro Jaramillo <chucao...> Subject: Re: [BIRDWG01] Is this a BW Teal or a hybrid
I would be inclined to consider that bird a hybrid as the bill is not only large, but has a shoveler shape to it. The bill coloration also gives me a shoveler feel. I would think that this bird would stand out as unusual in North America.
From: NBHC ID-FRONTIERS Frontiers of Field Identification <BIRDWG01...> On Behalf Of Colin Bradshaw
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2020 8:39 AM
Subject: [BIRDWG01] Is this a BW Teal or a hybrid
Can I have an opinion on this bird found in May in Northumberland, England
I recorded what I thought was an unfamiliar song at San Gregorio, California on 12 June. Nobody I contacted is familiar with this sound but there is a weak consensus that it is some sort of begging call perhaps from a baby bird. Problem is that nobody seems to have noticed this call before or has any idea what species it might be.
Any thought you may have would be much appreciated.
Thanks. -- Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA "Discovery happens when you are not looking for something" - Al Jaramillo