Laysan Duck

Other Names: Laysan Teal

Distribution: Northwestern Hawaii.

Laysan Duck distribution range map

Description:

Size: 35-40 cm in length.

Plumage: Generally dark brown. The bill is short and flat; dark green with variable black blotching in males, and dull orange with variable black blotching in females. Adults usually have a ring of fat around the neck. Males can be distinguished by faint iridescence on the head or neck and have slightly upturned central tail feathers. The wings have an iridescent purplish-green patch in both sexes. Extensive white feathering is common on the head and neck of older birds. The legs and feet are orange, usually brighter in the male. The eyes are black with a conspicuous white eyering.

Species image
Laysan Duck

Laysan Duck

Bill Shape
spatulate
Regions
hawaii
hawaii endemic
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
tapered-wings
Habitat
coasts
lakes rivers ponds
Color
brown
Body Shape
duck
Size
medium
Order
ducks, geese and swans - anatidae
Conservation Status
Critically Endangered
Bird Species