hybrid Blue-headed Wagtail x Grey-headed Wagtail at Mythop


On 27th May 2015 a hybrid Blue-headed Wagtail x Grey-headed Wagtail was identified at Mythop. The bird exhibited plumage features intermediate between the two taxa, including a dark blue-grey head (darker than in typical Blue-headed) and poorly defined supercilium (weaker than in typical Blue-headed - Grey-headed typically have no supercilium and lack any pale areas in the dark cap below the eye, as present on this bird).

This represents the first Fylde record of a hybrid Blue-headed Wagtail x Grey-headed Wagtail.

Photo montages by Chris Batty.