Cairina moschata x Anas platyrhynchos
Status: Rare casual visitor central.
Records: There are three records:
7-11 May 2022, Deep Well WMA, Hamilton Co (Flohr, eBird.org)
28 Nov 2021, Pier Park, Hall Co (Flohr, eBird.org)
8 Jan 2022, Pier Park, Hall Co (Flohr, eBird.org)
All of these reports may represent only one individual.
Comments: This is a common hybrid in park settings where domestic Mallards and their variations are maintained and habituated to humans through being fed by the public. The three records cited above will no doubt be eclipsed by many more as observers take the time to report them.
WMA: Wildlife Management Area (State)
Silcock, W.R., and J.G. Jorgensen. 2022. Muscovy Duck x Mallard (hybrid) (Cairina moschata x Anas platyrhynchos). In Birds of Nebraska — Online. www.BirdsofNebraska.org
Updated 12 Jan 2022