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Is this a Ruddy Duck x White-headed Duck hybrid?

Abdelhak Elbanak photographed this stiff-tailed duck earlier this month at the lake of Sidi Boughaba which he originally identified as a Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis). But upon looking at the photo more closely, I think it could be a Ruddy Duck x White-headed Duck hybrid. This bird has different characteristics that can be found in… Read More »

Hybridisation of Western Reef Heron and Little Egret at Essaouira archipelago

  The long-staying dark morph Western Reef Heron (Egretta gularis) at Essaouira and Oued Ksob estuary (photo above) has probably hybridised with the Little Egret (E. garzetta) at the Mogador archipelago. This probable case of hybridisation was observed by Abdeljebbar Qninba and his colleagues in June 2010 and was recently published in the journal Alauda… Read More »