Pochard x Tufted Duck Aythya ferina x Anas fuligula

Probably the commonest naturally-occurring duck hybrid in the UK. The female bird shown below is not positiively identified and differs from a couple of other presumed female Pochard x Tufted Duck hybrids I have seen documented. Another possibility is that it has Ferruginous Duck inflluence.

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male Pochard x Tufted Duck hybrid (with Tufted Ducks), Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 27th December 2008

 

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male Pochard x Tufted Duck hybrid (presumably the same as above), Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 30th December 2008

 

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male Pochard x Tufted Duck hybrid, Welney (Norfolk, UK), 2nd January 2005

 

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male Pochard x Tufted Duck hybrid (with Pochard top left and with Scaup bottom), Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 8th February 2014

 

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male Pochard x Tufted Duck hybrid (with Pochard), Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 3rd January 2015 - perhaps the same returning bird as shown above