[Tweeters] Tufty Hybrids

sgmlod at aol.com sgmlod at aol.com
Wed Mar 15 12:17:02 PST 2006

Hello Wayne and Others

I've not been brave enough to ID a scaup x Tufted Duck hybrid before.

However, this bird had a proportionately large head that was shaped like that of a Greater Scaup, excepting the short tuft. A Lesser Scaup x TUDU should not show this head shape or proportion.

The bird was larger than a female Greater Scaup, which would be unusual for a L Scaup or a TUDU.

Finally, the bird was swimming with ~1000 GRSC and 0 LESC.

Steven Mlodinow
Everett WA

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