Camptorhynchus labradorius

Common Names: Labrador duck, Pied duck, Skunk duck, Sand shoal duck
Category: Birds
Sub-category: Ducks, Geese, & Swans

An extinct sea duck that once existed in Connecticut. The female plumage was gray. Although weakly patterned, the pattern was scoter like. The male’s plumage was black and white in an eider like pattern, but the wings were entirely white except for the primaries. The trachea of the male was scoter like. The Labrador duck had an oblong head with small, beady eyes. Its bill was almost as long as its head. The body was short and depressed with short, strong feet that were far behind the body. As per the feather, they were small and the tail was short and rounded.

The Labrador Duck migrated annually, wintering off the coasts of New Jersey and New England - where it favoured southern sandy coasts, bays, and inlets - and breeding in Labrador in the summer.

Edible Notes: It is know that the Labrador duck was hunted for food, however reports indicate that it was considered to taste bad and would spoil quickly. The eggs however may have been eaten more commonly.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.