French: Canard des Philippines German: Philippinenente Spanish: Ánade filipino
All the major islands and eight smaller islands of Philippine Is.
48–58 cm; 725–977 g; wingspan 84 cm. Distinctive, large, dabbling duck, most easily separated from seasonally sympatric A. zonorhyncha by uniform dark... read more
Considered very similar to that of A. platyrhynchos, but male vocalizations more drawling... read more
Despite restricted range, occurs on a variety of wetlands, from mountain lakes to small pools,... read more
Food and feeding
Little known but probably similar to A. platyrhynchos and is reported to principally comprise plants, rice, molluscs and... read more
Few nests found in wild, one on Mindoro well concealed within water bindweed (Colopogohium muconoides) with ten eggs in mid Jul,... read more
Mostly sedentary within restricted range, with only small-scale movements usually recorded, e.g.... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Population most recently estimated by BirdLife International at 3300–6700 mature individuals. Adaptable, but under intense pressure from hunting and... read more
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