TF0745 : Moulting Mallard on the River Slea

taken 2 years ago, near to Sleaford, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Moulting Mallard on the River Slea
Moulting Mallard on the River Slea
Mallards are highly aggressive breeders and cases involving hybridisation with closely related species are common. Waterfowl are particularly noted as interbreeders with Mallards being recorded as interbreeding with almost fifty other species of duck. Hybridisation can potentially lead to the extinction of a species as a result of introgressive gene flow resulting from hybrid offspring breeding with parent species. Fears were raised in Europe in relation to the interbreeding of the Ruddy Duck, an American species that had escaped from collections, and the similar European White-headed Duck. This resulted in a cull of the Ruddy Duck. This bird shows a varied plumage between the stages of its autumn moult and it would be interesting to discover if this is a pure bred bird among the large mixed flock here or another hybrid.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 2 September, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 6 September, 2015
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Park and Public Gardens 
Primary Subject of Photo
Duck 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 0712 4575 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:59.9023N 0:24.3194W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 0712 4574
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