Anas georgica (Gmelin)
(Anas georgica niceforoi (Wetmore & Borrero))
Pato Pico de oro de Colombia (Spanish)
Pato Pico de Oro de Nicéforo (Spanish)
61 - 71 cm (length)
extinction date: last seen in 1952
|This Pintail subspecies was
scientifically discovered only in 1940.
Local duck-hunters of course did know it for a much longer time. They studiously hunted for it and managed to extirpate the whole population within the next twelf years.
- Steve Madge; Hilary Burn: Waterfowl: An identification guide to the Ducks, Geese and Swans of the World. Houghton Mifflin, Boston. 1988