French: Tadorne de Corée German: Schopfkasarka Spanish: Tarro crestado
Nakdong River near Busan, South Korea
Known from few records in Russian Far East (Primorye), Japan (single 19th-century record from Hokkaido) and South Korea. Last acceptable record from 1964 (islands S of Vladivostok, Russia); unconfirmed sightings in NE China (Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning and Hebei)#R.
60–63 cm. A largely dark-plumaged shelduck. Male has greyish-white face and neck, black breast and collar, greyish-brown mantle, wing-coverts and underparts, and dull orange... read more
Thought to inhabit coastal wetlands and rivers, although it has been speculated that the species... read more
Food and feeding
No data, but it has been suggested that the species feeds at night and is exclusively vegetarian (based on its bill structure), taking... read more
No concrete information, although it has been suggested that the species breeds in tree-holes, perhaps in May–Jul, presumably with the... read more
Considered to be resident, performing at most short-range, local movements (when forms small flocks... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Considered to be possibly Extinct by BirdLife International, given lack of any confirmed modern-day sightings for what is a relatively large and... read more
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