Sunday, October 23, 2011

Is he, or isn't he?

I give up! Are these green-winged teals, or hybrids?

Male. He seems to have misplaced his white shoulder stripe.

The couple. She is showing just a tip of the green speculum.

They're the right size; quite a bit smaller than the mallards. And in the right place; they winter here. But where's the stripe?

Reifel Island, last week.


  1. the male may be this years juvenile. They do not show white ( except the buffy tail patch) and his green head is just coming on


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