Mallard x Northern Pintail (hybrid)

Mallard x Northern Pintail (hybrid)

Anas platyrhynchos x acuta

Status: Rare casual winter visitor and spring migrant.

Records: There are four records:

14 Dec 2020 Scotts Bluff Co (DeLara,

28 Dec 2013 Lincoln Co (Jorgensen, video, below),

1 Mar 2001 Lincoln Co (Brees,

1 Mar 2018 Clay Co (Ward,

Comments: This is a common hybrid combination across North America, but with fewest records, about 15, on the Great Plains. Discussion of this hybrid and photographs can be accessed at Bird Hybrids: Mallard x Northern Pintail.


Photograph (top) of a Mallard x Northern Pintail (hybrid) in Lincoln Co 28 Dec 2013 by Joel Jorgensen.

Recommended Citation

Silcock, W.R., and J.G. Jorgensen.  2021.  Mallard x Northern Pintail (hybrid) (Anas platyrhynchos x acuta). In Birds of Nebraska — Online.

Updated 21 February 2021