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  • Weird Red-crested Pochard? Alentejo Portugal

    Took this (and much more) photo of this duck. Looks a bit weird though but with the red bill it should be a Red-crested Poachard. Or not? And it is not the light that is causing this.

    Please help.

    Bert
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    Do you want to see the Birds of the Alentejo region in Portugal?

    For more information:

    Birdwatching Alentejo

    For Dutch:

    Vogels in Portugal

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/birdwatchingalentejo.portugal

    You can stay at our holiday cottages at Monte Horizonte and we can show you the birds.

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    Originally posted by Bert View Post
    Looks a bit weird though but with the red bill it should be a Red-crested Poachard. Or not? Bert
    This is indeed a drake RCP but exhibiting aberrant - probably leucistic - plumage. Leucism usually shows itself in a lack of- or a watering-down of plumage pigmentation.

    Hope this is helpful?

    Paul

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    • #3
      Thank you Paul, that is most helpful.

      Bert
      Do you want to see the Birds of the Alentejo region in Portugal?

      For more information:

      Birdwatching Alentejo

      For Dutch:

      Vogels in Portugal

      Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/birdwatchingalentejo.portugal

      You can stay at our holiday cottages at Monte Horizonte and we can show you the birds.

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