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A wild hybrid in the genus Anas L. (Anatidae)

Lavery, H.J. (1966) A wild hybrid in the genus Anas L. (Anatidae). Queensland Journal of Agricultural and Animal Sciences, 23 (2). pp. 329-331.



An adult female with black duck and grey teal affinities, the only one of its type taken amongst 15,500 birds of the two species, is described. Although hybrids within Anatidae have been recorded frequently, most are from birds held in captivity. Zietz ( 1912) refers to wild-living specimens that were presumed hybrids of black duck (Anas superciliosa rogersi Mathews) and grey teal (A. gibberifrons gracilis Buller). On September 25, 1965, an adult female with black duck and grey teal affinities was shot by Mr. C. Ray, at Serpentine Creek, near Woodstock, North Queensland. The specimen, now in the collection of the Department of Primary Industries at the Animal Health Station, Townsville, is described below.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Subjects:Science > Biology > Genetics
Science > Biology > Ecology
Science > Zoology > Chordates. Vertebrates > Birds
Live Archive:27 May 2024 03:58
Last Modified:27 May 2024 03:58

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