Hybrid Australasian and Northern Shoveler

hybrid Australasian and Northern Shoveler
hybrid Australasian and Northern Shoveler
hybrid Australian and Northern Shoveler
This duck appears to be a hybrid between a Northern Shoveler and an Australasian Shoveler. He was in a group of Northern Shovelers.
He has the white face stripe of the Australasian Shoveler and a mottled brown body but (almost) the white chest of the Northern Shoveler.
hybrid Australasian and Northern Shoveler
hybrid Australasian and Northern Shoveler
Thanks to Joern Lehmhus, hybrid duck expert in Germany, for confirmation that this drake is, as suspected, a hybrid of Northern and Australasian Shoveler parents.
hybrid Australian and Northern Shoveler
The hybrid drake was in a group of Northern Shovelers.
hybrid Australasian and Northern Shoveler eclipse
hybrid Australian and Northern Shoveler eclipse
The "eclipse" plumage looks very similar to the Australasian Shoveler