Anas eatoni (Sharpe, 1875)
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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).
* 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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