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Labrador Duck

Camptorhynchus labradorius

The Labrador duck became extinct in about 1875 when the last known bird was shot on Long Island, New York. The reasons for its extinction are unknown but may include severe reduction of its invertebrate prey, hunting and egg-collecting, and their cumulative effect. Its small population size and limited distribution made it extremely vulnerable to these and other factors. The duck inhabited an area from the Canadian maritime provinces (summer breeding) to Chesapeake Bay (winter).

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