[Tweeters] Unusual looking Wood Duck

John Riegsecker jriegsecker at pobox.com
Wed Jun 1 16:06:47 PDT 2022

I considered that, but my understanding is the "hard" parts retain the
female characteristics, hence the white eye and bill of a female. It's
not just the plumage, it is also the fact it is smaller than the other
two drakes that made me thing something more than an early molt was

On 6/1/2022 3:20 PM, Douglas Brown wrote:

> Chirp,


> We had a similar Wood Duck in Bellingham at Scudder Pond in May 2011 and again in June 2012.

> At the time, it was determined to be a gynandromorph, showing characteristics of both male and female plumage.

> Here are some photos …..


> http://www.douglaslbrownphotography.com/swans-geese-and-ducks/?nggpage=35


> http://www.douglaslbrownphotography.com/swans-geese-and-ducks/?nggpage=38


> cheers, db in Bellingham

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