blue-winged teal x northern shoveler hybrid Nebraska Brogie

Blue-winged Teal x Northern Shoveler (hybrid)

Spatula discors x clypeata

Status: Accidental in spring.

Documentation: Photograph: 17 May 2021 Antelope Co (M. Brogie,

Comments: This is a known hybrid; Northern Shoveler hybridizes with a few other species, including Blue-winged Teal (Dubowy et al 2020). eBird ( shows numerous records of this hybrid across the US, but only two on the Great Plains, this Nebraska record and one in Oklahoma for Apr.


Photograph (top) by Mark A. Brogie of a Blue-winged Teal x Northern Shoveler (hybrid) in Antelope Co 17 May 2021.

Literature Cited

Dubowy, P.J., C. Carboneras, and G.M. Kirwan. 2020. Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (S. M. Billerman, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.

Recommended Citation

Silcock, W.R., and J.G. Jorgensen.  2021.  Blue-winged Teal x Northern Shoveler (hybrid) (Spatula discors x clypeata). In Birds of Nebraska — Online.

Updated 1 Jun 2021