Little Blue X Tricolored Heron Hybrid

Hybrid Little Blue X Tricolored HeronAugust 18:  For the past three seasons, Connecticut birders have been observing an unusual heron in and around the boulder pond at Hammonasset State Park in Madison. This hybrid Little Blue x Tricolored Heron has the overall look of a Little Blue Heron, but with yellow on its face and scattered white on the body. Unlike the well-known Brewster’s and Lawrence’s Warblers, Olympic (Glaucous-winged x Western) Gull, Cinnamon x Blue-winged Teal, and Snow Goose x Ross’s Goose among others, this heron is not a well-known hybrid combination. How many hybrids can you think of?

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