Common Pochard-Ferruginous Pochard Hybrid

Taxidermy case of adult male hybrid between Common Pochard and Ferruginous Pochard by Edward Hart.

Taxidermy case of adult male hybrid between Common Pochard and Ferruginous Pochard. According to Edward Hart, writing on 16 April 1927, 'Hybrid between Pochard and Ferruginous Duck, (No 1): hybrid, male, February 12th 1870. Shot by me on Bernard's Meadow, Stour River, Christchurch. This hybrid was formerly called 'Paget's Pochard' and is a very perfect specimen, fully adult. This hybrid lacks the dark band of the Pochard across the breast, and is replaced by the rich chestnut brown similar to the head and neck, as it occurs in the Ferruginous Duck. Mounted by me'.

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