Spatula cyanoptera x clypeata
Status: Accidental in spring.
Records: There is one record:
20 Mar 2022 Lake Wanahoo, Saunders Co (Meester, eBird.org)
Comments: According to “Bird Hybrids” (Bird Hybrids: Index of Bird Hybrids) this is an uncommon hybrid, although not unexpected (Gammonley 2020). There are about 10 records from the Front Ranges of Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana, two reports from Iowa, and one from Ohio (eBird.org, accessed 24 March 2022). Most are for Mar-Apr, although the Ohio record is Jan-Feb 2022.
Gammonley, J.H. 2020. Cinnamon Teal (Spatula cyanoptera), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (A. F. Poole, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.cintea.01.
Silcock, W.R., and J.G. Jorgensen. 2022. Cinnamon Teal (Spatula cyanoptera) X Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata). In Birds of Nebraska — Online. www.BirdsofNebraska.org
Updated 2 Jul 2022