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Sunday, 1 April 2012

Unusual hybrid, Killarney

Hybrid passerine, Killarney National Park, 1st April 2012 (A. Prilfule). Although hybrids in the tit family are rare, they have been occasionally recorded, notably between Blue Tit and Azure Tit in eastern Europe. This bird, photographed near Torc Mountain, would seem to be a cross between Coal Tit and Spotted Flycatcher, the first such hybrid recorded in Kerry.