Niceforo's pintail

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Niceforo's pintail
Conservation status
Extinct (1950s)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Genus: Anas
Species: A. georgica
Subspecies: A. g. niceforoi
Trinomial name
Anas georgica niceforoi
Wetmore & Borrero, 1946
Synonyms
  • Anas niceforoi

Niceforo's pintail (Anas georgica niceforoi) is an extinct subspecies of the yellow-billed pintail (Anas georgica), a duck in the dabbling duck subfamily Anatinae. One of three subspecies, it was found in central Colombia but became extinct in the 1950s, being last seen in 1952.[1]

Description[edit]

Niceforo’s pintail was darker and richer in colouration than the nearest other subspecies, the Chilean pintail A. g. spinicauda, with the head and neck more streaked, the crown dark brown and with a less pointed tail.[1][2]

Distribution[edit]

The former range of included subtropical and temperate zones of north-central Colombia, 1000-3000 m above sea level in the upper Cauca Valley, the central part of the Cordillera Oriental, the Bogota Savannah and Cundinamarca.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Anas georgica - Yellow-billed Pintail". Debra Bourne. Wildlife Information. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  2. ^ a b Blake, Emmet Reid (1977). Manual of Neotropical Birds: Spheniscidae (penguins) to Laridae (gulls and allies). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. p. 236. ISBN 978-0-226-05641-8.