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Anas georgica georgica
A sub-species of the yellow-billed pintail that is endemic to the South Georgia islands (and sometimes found on the South Sandwich Islands). It is a dabbling duck with fairly nondescript plumage - a brown head, neck and tail, greyish brown wings and buff brown all over with black specks. The bill is bright yellow, and the tail is very pointed. There are about 1000 - 1500 pairs of pintails on South Georgia.
Near the shingle beaches in Cumberland Bay
I didn't run into many of these ducks, just one or two pairs. They were a little shy of humans, but not to the point where they felt the need to flee completely.