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Park Birds

Discussion in 'Nature' started by davect01, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    A6000 and 28mm Sigma

    I like this one as a, "One of these does not belong" example

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    And then just a close-up

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  2. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Just as an aside, could be that Green Head Mallard feels right at home with those other ducks...they could be relatives, LOL. There is a surprising amount of cross-breeding among ducks that produce hybrids with some odd colors schemes...see it a lot among small resident groups of ducks around ponds on golf courses.
    For example, a Green Head Mallard's head is normally all one color green but notice how dark the top half of his head is. And his chest is much darker than a typical Green Head Mallard's chest...he's also missing his distinctive purple wing patches, etc

    Sounds like you're having fun too...
     
  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    I have zero skills IDing birds.
     
  4. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    We have a permanent (they no longer migrate south in winter) herd of Canadian geese here that have crossbred with domestic white geese. So we now have Canadians with orange bills & feet and big butts. :p
     
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  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Crazy