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Scaup ( Aythya Marila ) ???

 
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Snowy



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:42 am    Post subject: Scaup ( Aythya Marila ) ??? Reply with quote

These photos of a duck were taken in Bakewell on the river Wye this weekend. The black on the bill looks to extensive for Scaup does anyone have any suggestions

Thanks Snowy.

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Karwin



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it has extra black on the base of the bill. Bird looks otherwise like Aythya marila (greater scaup) to me. I suggest that it is a second-year male (young scaups have all dark bill).
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Snowy



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Karwin for the quick response, the only other thing that I thought it could be was Greater scaup X Tufted Duck ?

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Karwin



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snowy wrote:
Thanks Karwin for the quick response, the only other thing that I thought it could be was Greater scaup X Tufted Duck ?

Cheers Snowy


You're right, I didn't notice that. Checking Collins' guide, your photo matches with hybrid.

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