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#7036966 - 01/13/18 03:02 PM Name that bird
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Widgeon x Gadwall is my guess.

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#7037048 - 01/13/18 04:00 PM Re: Name that bird [Re: 68A]
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Looks like a bull gadwall to me
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#7037062 - 01/13/18 04:12 PM Re: Name that bird [Re: 68A]
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Doesn’t show in the picture but the crest is green

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#7037089 - 01/13/18 04:36 PM Re: Name that bird [Re: 68A]
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Gadwall Drake


Edited by Pintail711 (01/13/18 04:37 PM)

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#7037137 - 01/13/18 05:16 PM Re: Name that bird [Re: 68A]
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Interesting. Never seen a gadwall with green on its head.

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#7037194 - 01/13/18 05:57 PM Re: Name that bird [Re: 68A]
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You are absolutely right! We killed this one in Chesterville a couple years ago, they are not that rare we see one every few years.


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#7037224 - 01/13/18 06:20 PM Re: Name that bird [Re: 68A]
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I don't know what a bull gadwall is but that aint one! A really mature gadwall drake in full plumage will have a purple tinge to its head, and maybe a thin white ring like a mallard on its neck. these two are hybrids. Google Gadwall/Widgeon hybrid this is te picture you get

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#7037238 - 01/13/18 06:28 PM Re: Name that bird [Re: 68A]
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A really nice Gadwall!

To be certain you'd need to pull the wing out. If everything about the plumage is Gadwall except the head then I doubt a hybrid.

A hybrid would have other differences.
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#7037246 - 01/13/18 06:32 PM Re: Name that bird [Re: Imaguide]
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Originally Posted By: Imaguide
You are absolutely right! We killed this one in Chesterville a couple years ago, they are not that rare we see one every few years.






I don't believe that's a hybrid.
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#7037247 - 01/13/18 06:32 PM Re: Name that bird [Re: 68A]
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Mud duck.....
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#7037260 - 01/13/18 06:39 PM Re: Name that bird [Re: Imaguide]
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Originally Posted By: Imaguide
I don't know what a bull gadwall is but that aint one! A really mature gadwall drake in full plumage will have a purple tinge to its head, and maybe a thin white ring like a mallard on its neck. these two are hybrids. Google Gadwall/Widgeon hybrid this is te picture you get


Bull=Drake
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#7037279 - 01/13/18 06:50 PM Re: Name that bird [Re: Imaguide]
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Originally Posted By: Imaguide
I don't know what a bull gadwall is but that aint one! A really mature gadwall drake in full plumage will have a purple tinge to its head, and maybe a thin white ring like a mallard on its neck. these two are hybrids. Google Gadwall/Widgeon hybrid this is te picture you get


Just because that is on google images doesn't mean it's a hybrid. I could be wrong but a Wigeon/Gaddie hybrid would showing more Wigeon the bill and wings. Although this bird on google does show some Wigeon.

There's not much your bird or 68A's bird that says Wigeon/Gaddie to me.





Edited by BradyBuck (01/13/18 07:14 PM)
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#7037296 - 01/13/18 07:02 PM Re: Name that bird [Re: 68A]
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About 60% of what we shoot is gadwalls. Out of the who knows how many Drake’s we’ve shot, I have never come across one like in the picture I posted or lma. I believe a hybrid could show different variations based on dominant gene.

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#7037318 - 01/13/18 07:15 PM Re: Name that bird [Re: 68A]
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Originally Posted By: 68A
About 60% of what we shoot is gadwalls. Out of the who knows how many Drake’s we’ve shot, I have never come across one like in the picture I posted or lma. I believe a hybrid could show different variations based on dominant gene.


Either way it's a really cool bird!
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#7037356 - 01/13/18 07:39 PM Re: Name that bird [Re: BradyBuck]
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Originally Posted By: BradyBuck
Originally Posted By: 68A
About 60% of what we shoot is gadwalls. Out of the who knows how many Drake’s we’ve shot, I have never come across one like in the picture I posted or lma. I believe a hybrid could show different variations based on dominant gene.


Either way it's a really cool bird!


Thanks, I thought so too. Just something new to me. It ate well on a jalapeño and wrapped in bacon cool

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