Family Ducks, Geese, Swans (Anatidae)


Philippine Duck (Anas luzonica)


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

Anas luzonica


, 1839,



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


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. 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

Recommended citation

Carboneras, C. & Kirwan, G.M. (2020). 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 on 17 February 2020).