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Birds in Spain
by Fernando Arce
The bird was with a semi-captive population of birds originally partially coming from Zoologico de Santillana del Mar, also in Cantabria, but also from wild birds that had favoured that area because of human feeding (corn and bread in a daily basis attracted wild birds to the area).
the head profile, bill shape, dark nail in bill, head tone and mantle colour.
Compare this drake with a pure Red-Crested Pochard in one of the below
The bird keeps the basic colour of Red-Crested Pochard with a darker, browner, head and darker mantle as well. Proportions of head are those of a Pochard,. Bill appears longer than in Red-Crested Pochard.
Thanks to Fernando Arce & Carlos Sainz for this interesting record.Gracias a Fernando Arce y Carlos Sainz por esta interesante cita.Gràcies a Fernando Arce i Carlos Sainz per aquesta interessant cita.
hybrid Pochard x Red-Crested Pochard at PN Oyambre, Cantabria, October
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