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Anas eatoni

Anas eatoni

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Anseriformes
Familia: Anatidae
Subfamilia: Anatinae
Genus: Anas
Species: Anas eatoni


Anas eatoni (Sharpe, 1875)


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Vernacular name
Afrikaans: Eaton se pylsterteend
Česky: Ostralka kerguelenská
English: Eaton's Pintail
Español: Pato de Eaton
Français: Canard d'Eaton
日本語: イートンオナガガモ
‪Norsk (bokmål)‬: Kerguelenand
Svenska: Kerguelenand

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 Islands Pintail) and A. eatoni drygalskii (Crozet Islands Pintail).
With ducklings, illustration by Keulemans, 1895

* BirdLife International (2006). Anas eatoni. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 10 May 2006. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is vulnerable and the criteria used

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