Family Ducks, Geese, Swans (Anatidae)


Amsterdam Duck (Anas marecula)


French: German: Spanish:

Anas marecula

Olson and Jouventin

, 1996,

Amsterdam Island, southern Indian Ocean




Amsterdam I and St Paul I, in French Southern Territories. Known from bones#R.

Thought to have become extinct soon after the last report, from St Paul I in 1793. Presumably hunted to extinction by whalers and sealers.

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

(2019). Amsterdam Duck (Anas marecula). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 22 May 2019).