Egyptian Goose x Mallard Alopochen aegyptiaca x Anas platyrhynchos

An unusual combination: this party of four birds was present at Swanton Morley from late August to late September 2007. There appear to be relatively few documented records of this hybrid.

The pale flight feathers on two of these birds probably indicates that the Mallard parent was of domestic stock.

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4 Mallard x Egyptian Goose hybrids, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 27th August 2007

 

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Mallard x Egyptian Geese (with a Ruddy Shelduck in top picture), Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 1st September 2007

 

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Mallard x Egyptian Geese, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 21st September 2007

Two birds reappeared the following February, presumably two of the same four although by this time one of them had a completely dark head:

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Mallard x Egyptian Geese, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 23rd February 2008

 

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Mallard x Egyptian Goose, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 24th March 2008

 

Mallard x Egyptian Goose, Bylaugh (Norfolk, UK), 13th July 2008

 

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Mallard x Egyptian Geese, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 9th August 2008 (upper 2 in this set are one bird, lower 4 another; I am not certain if these are the same ones that I've been seeing intermittently here and nearby at Bylaugh since February - I haven't seen all 4 together since last September)

 

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Mallard x Egyptian Geese, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 20th September 2008

 

Mallard x Egyptian Geese, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 16th August 2008

 

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Mallard x Egyptian Geese, 27th December 2008