Olson & Jouventin, 1996
The Amsterdam Wigeon (Anas marecula), also known as the Amsterdam Island Duck or Amsterdam Duck, was a species of waterfowl in the Anatidae family. It was endemic to Île Amsterdam (Amsterdam Island), French Southern Territories. This flightless species is only known from bones and was presumably driven to extinction by whalers visiting the island. During his visit to neighbouring Île Saint-Paul (St Paul Island) on 2 February 1793, explorer John Barrow mentioned the presence of "a small brown duck, not much larger than a thrush" that was "the favourite food of the five sealers living on the island". This may be the same or a similar species.
- BirdLife International (2012). "Anas marecula". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- Bourne, W.R.P., David, A.C.F. and Jouanin, C. (1983). "Probablee Garnaney on St Paul and Amsterdam Islands, Indian Ocean". Wildfowl 34: 127–129.
- Olson, S.L. and Jouventin, P. (1996). "A new species of small flightless duck from Amsterdam Island, southern Indian Ocean (Anatidae: Anas)". The Condor 98 (1): 1–9. doi:10.2307/1369501.
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