Eaton's Pintail

Scientific Name
Anas eatoni
Order
Family
Genus
Sub-Family
Anatinae
Conservation Status
Vulnerable (VU)

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Wikipedia Article

The Eaton's Pintail (Anas eatoni) is a dabbling duck of the genus Anas. The species is restricted to the island groups of Kerguelen and Crozet in the southern Indian Ocean. It resembles a small female Northern Pintail. It was named after the English explorer and naturalist Alfred Edmund Eaton. It is threatened by introduced species, particularly feral cats, which prey on them. There are two subspecies: A. eatoni eatoni (Kerguelen Pintail) and A. eatoni drygalskii (Crozet Pintail). DafilaKeulemans.jpg|thumb|left|With ducklings, illustration by Keulemans, 1895