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Asarcornis scutulata (S. Müller, 1842) – White-winged Wood Duck

Taxonomic Notes:

This is also known as the White-winged Duck.

This species is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).

Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

It inhabits inland wetlands and forests of India (mostly in Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Assam, and Manipur), Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam, from the sea level up to 1,400m (BirdLife International 2017).  

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population size estimated at 250-999 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to agriculture and other human encroachments (BirdLife International 2017).

References:

BirdLife International 2017. Asarcornis scutulata (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22680064A110103586.
https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22680064A110103586.en.
Accessed on 31 January 2020.


Aves > Anseriformes > Anatidae > Asarcornis


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R. 2020. Asarcornis scutulata (S. Müller, 1842) – White-winged Wood Duck. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.14. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/693/Asarcornis-scutulata
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