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Bird Watching: Baikal Teal

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cshirsch
Sugar Land, TX

February 22, 2012
5:48 AM

Post #9015582

Hello everyone, I have not posted in a while but I am still heavy into wildlife photography. I post most of my shots on my facebook page (Chris Hirsch). I was at Brazos Bend State Park yesterday and got a few shots of an unusual duck. It's a Baikal Teal that is from Russia. A long way from home!
Chris

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

February 22, 2012
6:19 AM

Post #9015612

Very nice photos Chris. Thank you for sharing them... Geez, a long way from home is for sure!

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Loonie1
Rowlett, TX
(Zone 8a)

February 22, 2012
12:58 PM

Post #9016066

Most likely as escapee from someone's pond, but a beautiful duck nonetheless.

Carla
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

February 22, 2012
4:32 PM

Post #9016356

Wow beautiful duck!
reddirtretiree
Norman, OK

February 23, 2012
5:53 AM

Post #9016847

Nice capture wherever they came from.
cshirsch
Sugar Land, TX

February 23, 2012
5:57 PM

Post #9017647

Update...this duck is mostly Baikal Teal but it turns out it is a mutt. It has some other duck mixed in. Maybe I should name it! :-)

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 25, 2012
6:00 AM

Post #9019250

My guess would be a wigeon for the other parent (whether Eurasian, American, or Chiloe, no idea!).

Resin
cshirsch
Sugar Land, TX

April 23, 2012
5:39 PM

Post #9095073

Well, it seems this is a Blue-winged/Green-winged Teal hybrid. It has been theorized that all Teal evolved from the Baikal Teal and carry the gene that creates the head coloring.

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