The Laysan Duck, also known as the Laysan Teal, is a dabbling duck endemic to the Hawaii Islands. It is related to the Mallard and was named after Laysan Island by Lionel Rothschild in 1982.
By the 1920ís the Laysan Duck population had declined dramatically due to hunting and habitat loss because of the introduction of domestic rabbits. The rabbits were removed from Laysan Island and since then the population has grown and remained stable at around 500 ducks.
They remain Critically Endangered but are carefully monitored and Laysan Island is part of the Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge, with human access to the island strictly prohibited.
|Hear the Laysan Duck's Call:-|
|Breeding Habitat - Laysan Island|
|Hawaii, mainly Laysan Island.|
|Winter Habitat or Migration Area|
|American Black Duck|
|American Wood Duck|
|WWT Slimbridge Wildfowl (Listed Alphabetically)|
|A-B | C-F | G-L | M-R | S-Z|