Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Hybrid Resource

We've all come across them, hybrids showing characteristics of two distinct species. Ducks & Geese seem to hybridise at will but there are many other species out there that can and do hybridise and are just hanging around to catch us out.
For those with an interest or researching a particular hybrid pairing there is an excellent resource available that has just been updated in Serge Dumont's website Bird Hybrids. It has records relating to 3143 unique bird hybrids and the references to the papers and literature thereof.

1 comment:

Thing said...

I was reading only last night that 1 in 10 species are capable of or recorded in hybridisation, which in itself opens up a huge intellectual minefield regarding the definition of 'species'...