French: Nette à cou rose German: Rosenkopfente Spanish: Pato cabecirrosado
Last acceptable record in the wild from 1949; a possible recent sighting (2004) and credible local reports (2005) from N Myanmar#R. In past, locally resident on Gangetic Plain from C Uttar Pradesh S to E Odisha and E to W Assam, Bangladesh, Manipur Valley and Myanmar.
60 cm; male 794–993 g, female 879 g. Graceful, long- and pale-necked duck, with peaked head, long bill and rather long legs. Most likely confusion species are Netta... read more
Poorly known. Male gives weak whistle and a mellow, bisyllabic call with a metallic ring, female a... read more
A lowland species. Inhabits secluded and overgrown still-water pools, marshes and swamps in lowland... read more
Food and feeding
Diet apparently comprises animal and vegetable matter. Feeds mainly by dabbling, but also by diving, latter for water weeds, small crabs... read more
Few details known, but season said to start in early summer (Apr, when pair-bonds form) and nest-site reported to be an unlined, circular... read more
Although usually considered to be a permanent resident, short-range, local movements almost... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Considered to be Possibly Extinct by BirdLife International. Any remaining population is assumed to be tiny (< 50 individuals) given the lack of... read more
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