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Rhodonessa caryophyllacea (Latham, 1790) – Pink-headed Duck

Taxonomic Notes:

This species is listed as Critically 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:

This endemic species is now possibly extinct in India, Bangladesh, and Myanmar. It was last seen in the wild in 1949. It was always considered rare. It used to inhabit secluded inland wetlands and congregated in flocks (BirdLife International 2018).


Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Critically 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 was found to be low for the last two centuries. The current estimate of population is 1-49 individuals. Agriculture and other human encroachments causing habitat loss is the primary threat to this species. Hunting and egg collection is also a major threat to this species (BirdLife International 2018).

References:
BirdLife International 2018. Rhodonessa caryophyllacea (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22680344A125558688.
https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22680344A125558688.en. Accessed on 30 January 2020.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Rhodonessa caryophyllacea (Latham, 1790) – Pink-headed 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/700/Rhodonessa-caryophyllacea
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