Family Ducks, Geese, Swans (Anatidae)

Vulnerable

Philippine Duck (Anas luzonica)


Taxonomy

French: Canard des Philippines German: Philippinenente Spanish: Ánade filipino
Taxonomy:

Anas luzonica

Fraser

, 1839,

Luzon

.

Apparently closely related to A. superciliosa, A. zonorhyncha and A. poecilorhyncha. Monotypic.

Distribution:

All the major islands and eight smaller islands of Philippine Is.

Descriptive notes

48–58 cm; 725–977 g; wingspan 84 cm. Distinctive, large, dabbling duck, most easily separated from seasonally sympatric A. poecilorhyncha by uniform dark... read more

Voice

Considered very similar to that of A. platyrhynchos, but male vocalizations more drawling... read more

Habitat

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

Breeding

Few nests found in wild, one on Mindoro well concealed within water bindweed (Colopogohium muconoides) with ten eggs in mid Jul,... read more

Movements

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

Recommended citation

Carboneras, C. & Kirwan, G.M. (2017). Philippine Duck (Anas luzonica). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/52881 on 18 December 2017).