Mallard hybrid at Meeker Slough


Melani King
 

Today I saw a Mallard hybrid while birding Meeker Slough in Richmond. Does anyone have any idea what this mallard has hybridized with? Photo is on my eBird report.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S80164267

Melani King
Pt. Richmond


Bob Lewis
 

Hi Melani,

https://terriermandotcom.blogspot.com/2019/01/hybrid-ducks-are-common.html calls this a "Bibbed Mallard" and says it's a cross between a mallard and a domestic farm duck "of some sort." I found a couple of images of very similar ducks on the web, but no good documentation of ancestry.

Bob Lewis
Berkeley

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Today I saw a Mallard hybrid while birding Meeker Slough in Richmond. Does anyone have any idea what this mallard has hybridized with? Photo is on my eBird report.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S80164267

Melani King
Pt. Richmond


Hilary Powers
 

On 1/30/2021 6:58 PM, Melani King wrote:
Today I saw a Mallard hybrid while birding Meeker Slough in Richmond. Does anyone have any idea what this mallard has hybridized with? Photo is on my eBird report.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S80164267

That russet chestnut is interesting - but I'd be surprised if it's anything but a domestic Mallard mashup.... There are so many many possibilities.

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Melani King
 

Thanks for the feedback everyone. I’m going to change my eBird report to Mallard (Domestic) for this one. 

I do think it’s a pretty duck!

-Melani King
Pt. Richmond

On Jan 30, 2021, at 8:59 PM, Hilary Powers <hilary@...> wrote:

On 1/30/2021 6:58 PM, Melani King wrote:
Today I saw a Mallard hybrid while birding Meeker Slough in Richmond. Does anyone have any idea what this mallard has hybridized with? Photo is on my eBird report.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S80164267

That russet chestnut is interesting - but I'd be surprised if it's anything but a domestic Mallard mashup.... There are so many many possibilities.

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