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Posted on 10/01/2013


Photo taken on September 29, 2013



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Northern Shoveler (Hybrid?)

Northern Shoveler (Hybrid?)
Colorado Springs, CO - This Northern Shoveler Male doesn' t look at all like any I've seen before. While he may not be a hybrid, he was quite different from the others hanging out in this pond. Although I didn't see him fly, he didn't appear injured in any way. Despite Colorado being labeled summer territory, these large billed dabbling ducks often spend much of the winter here. It would be great to see this guy interact with the others and to watch as they change into their breeding plumage next year ...

www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/northern_shoveler/id

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Suus
Suus
yep ... over here it's got a long beak too ;)
3 years ago.
Gypsy Flores
Gypsy Flores
superb photo of this shy duck. Very beautiful
3 years ago.
Barra1man (Leaving )
Barra1man (Leaving )
A terrific closeup shot! Great detail and find.
Have a grand day!
3 years ago.
Barra1man (Leaving )
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Stan Askew
Stan Askew
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Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
What a capture, brilliant photography!
3 years ago.
ecolour
ecolour
Great capture !!
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Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
Great shot and find! He certainly does look hybridized.

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