South Georgia: South Georgia Teal Ducks

South Georgia has several bird species that are endemic to the island, that is found nowhere else on Earth. One of them is the flightless duck, the South Georgia Teal or Pintail, Anas georgica georgica. Lacking any predators on the island, the duck lost ability to fly and adapted to flightless life. It was one of the first birds recorded by James Cook when he landed on South Georgia in 1775. The population is not considered threatened with no people on the island, but it’s still rather small, just about 2000 birds.