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Quiscalus quiscula

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  1. birdie 🦅 #238: 🟩⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
  2. Seems like we have a lot of hummingbirds...
  3. Gulls are a headache, especially the western ones. Female ducks are also really difficult.
  4. Yes, it was based on a real experience....
  5. I wouldn't exactly say perfect match. I've never seen a Blue-winged Teal with even a hint of orange on the bill, and it structurally seems wrong. At least not a pure BWTE, although it crossed my mind before.
  6. I keep dreaming about trying to identify weird-looking ducks that might be hybrids....in bad lighting....
  7. birdie 🦉 #237: 🟨🟨🟩⬛⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
  8. Yeah, it might take me a while as they do seem to be declining quite a bit in NY.
  9. Awesome!! They are a nemesis of mine.
  10. I don't have a good photo right now, anybody can go.
  11. Correct, I don't think it's a black duck x mallard hybrid, although I think it has hybridization with domestic type mallards somewhere along the line.
  12. It's true Merlin is wrong some of the time, and isn't useful in complicated IDs of similar birds. But for beginning birders, it can still be a very useful tool.
  13. Head sheen can be quite useful in scaup ID and should not be totally disregarded, although it should never be used as the sole factor in an identification. Percentage wise, it is still more likely than not that a scaup with purple head sheen is a Lesser, and with green sheen a Greater.
  14. I'm not convinced it's not just some thing with domestic genes. I don't see a lot of black duck elements in the plumage.
  15. birdie 🦢 #236: 🟩⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛ https://birdiegame.net/
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