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Labrador Duck

Labrador Duck
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Genus: Camptorhynchus
Species: labradorius
Binomial name
Camptorhynchus labradorius

The Labrador duck (Camptorhynchus labradorius) was an eider-like sea duck which was never very common.

Although it has been hunted for food, this bird probably died out because of decline due to pollution of mussels and other shellfish that it fed on. It was thought to breed in Labrador and this duck could be found as far south as Chesapeake Bay.

The last Labrador duck was seen at Elmira, New York in December 12, 1878.

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