Bucephala clangula x Lophodytes cucullatus
Status: Rare casual spring migrant and winter visitor.
Spring: There are three records of males.
6 Mar 2021 Gavin’s Point Dam area, Cedar Co (Strand, E. Brogie, eBird.org)
8 Mar 2014, Branched Oak Lake, Lancaster Co
15-19 Mar 1997, Cunningham Lake, Douglas Co (Jorgensen 1997)
Winter: There are three records.
16 Nov 2014 Holmes Lake, Lancaster Co (Leger, eBird.org)
28 Jan 1994, Lake Ogallala, Keith Co
19 Jan 2004, Lake Ogallala, Keith Co (Iliff, eBird.org)
Comments: Although there are numerous reports across North America, the Nebraska records are among fewer than ten on the Great Plains (eBird.org, accessed Feb 2021).
Jorgensen J.G. 1997. Two hybrid diving ducks at Cunningham Lake, Douglas County. NBR 65: 135-136.
Silcock, W.R., and J.G. Jorgensen. 2021. Common Goldeneye x Hooded Merganser (hybrid) (Bucephala clangula x Lophodytes cucullatus). In Birds of Nebraska — Online. www.BirdsofNebraska.org
Updated 28 May 2021