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GPS 52.2632, 5.4946
RDS 162332 475027
Accuracy 15m
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photo for observation

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Date 2024-02-12 15:31
Number 1
Activity present
Life stage unknown
Location Nijkerk - Polder Arkemheen - Arlersteeg e.o. (GE)
Observer Robert van Arkel
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Validated by Joern Lehmhus
Robert van Arkel 2024-02-13 19:06

Dear Jörn,

Thanks a lot for the explanation and the photo with the wilde eend x krakeend.
It's clear to me now!

Best regards,
Robert

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Joern Lehmhus 2024-02-13 18:56

Beste Robert van Arkel,

De foto's laten een andere soort zien: Hybride Smient x Wilde Eend - Mareca penelope x Anas platyrhynchos.

Met vriendelijke groet,
Joern Lehmhus, Vogels-validator

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Joern Lehmhus 2024-02-13 18:55

beste Robert,

this is wilde eend x smient, look at the mainly bluegrey bill without black culmen and the tertial shape and pattern .

Wilde eend x Krakeend can look close , but with differently shaped and colored tertials and mostly not a grey bill.
If a grey bill occurs in that cross, it has in most cases a bill pattern close to pijlstaart. here is an example for that in wilde eend x krakeend
https://waarneming.nl/media/photo/84344886.jpg

Best regards, Jörn Lehmhus, vogels-validator

best regards

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