Not 100 per cent sure Peter, but bill pattern looks good for Speckled Teal (aka Chilean Teal or Sharp-winged Teal).
The bill pattern does look good for Speckled Teal but the plumage is more grey and contrasting with a prominent green speculum area on that species. I was wondering if it could be a hybrid with something like Speckled Teal or Yellow-billed Pintail?
It was reported on the Croydon Birders site as a Yellow-billed Pintail a month or so ago
I see Speckled Teal & Yellow Billed Pintail all the time here in the Falkland Islands and I can tell you that it is neither of these species.CheersAlan Henrywww.surfbirds.com/community-blogs/falklandbirder
how about a hybrid?
It is possible it is a hybrid.send me your email and I will send you a paper on the only know occurance of Speckeld teal/Yellow Billed Pintail hybrid know from the Falkland Islands.CheersAlanarhenry1965@gmail.com
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