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Bird Identification: CLOSED: Which Scaup? Ring-necked hen or Redhead hen? Yellowlegs?

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P_Edens

P_Edens
Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

February 3, 2013
3:56 AM

Post #9406627

The first three images are of Scaup that were photographed on South Padre Island. I can't tell if they are greater or lesser.

The fourth image is of a hen that is hanging out with Redheads. She doesn't look like a redhead to me, but more like the hen of a Ring-necked Duck. There were some Ring-necked Ducks in the area.

The last image is of a shorebird that I think must be a Yellowlegs - maybe lesser? It has orange/red legs, but I think that they can have legs like that (per Sibley) and we surely don't have Spotted Redshanks around here.

Patti

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

February 3, 2013
2:56 PM

Post #9407278

#1-3 are Lesser Scaup.

#4 is OK for female Redhead; Ring-necked has a different head shape, and a different shade of brown overall.

#5, yep Lesser Yellowlegs.

Resin

P_Edens

P_Edens
Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

February 3, 2013
3:00 PM

Post #9407286

Thanks much!
Patti

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