Anas georgica   (Gmelin)


 
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Niceforo's Pintail
(Anas georgica niceforoi (Wetmore & Borrero))

 
syn. -

 
distribution:

Colombia

 
local name:

Pato Pico de oro de Colombia (Spanish)
Pato Pico de Oro de Nicéforo (Spanish)

 
size: 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.

 
References:

- Steve Madge; Hilary Burn: Waterfowl: An identification guide to the Ducks, Geese and Swans of the World. Houghton Mifflin, Boston. 1988