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Amsterdam Duck - BirdForum Opus

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Skull t.png The species Amsterdam Duck is extinct.
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Alternative name: Amsterdam Island Wigeon

Mareca marecula

Identification

The species is only known from bones. In 1793 the presence of a small brown duck on the island was mentioned by explorer John Barrow, but it is uncertain if this referred to this species or not. If that was indeed the Amsterdam Island Wigeon, then it was a small brown duck.

Distribution

Amsterdam Island in the French Southern Territories but now extinct.

Taxonomy

Monotypic.

Habitat

Small freshwater pools and lakes.

Behaviour

Flightless.

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