Appearance: - The Philippine Duck has a greyish-brown plumage, a black crown, nape, and eye stripe, rusty-cinnamon head and neck, brown eyes, bluish-grey beak with black tip, a bright green speculum, white underwing, and greyish brown legs and feet. Both sexes are alike.
Size: - Typical Adult is 48-58cm (19-23in).
Food: - Fish, shrimp, molluscs, crustaceans, insects, and aquatic vegetation.
Habitat/Range: - Freshwater and saltwater wetlands including streams, lakes, marshes, swamps, mangroves, and coastal water. It is endemic to the Philippines and can be found on all the larger islands.
Breeding Season: - Between March and November.
Eggs: - 8 to 10 (pale green colour).
Notes: - The Philippine Duck is a large dabbling duck endemic to the Philippine Islands. It is listed as 'Vulnerable' as the population has declined due to extensive hunting and habitat loss.
Conservation status (IUCN 3.1):
Classification: - Family: Anatidae,
Subfamily: Anatinae, Genus: Anas.
A-B C-F G-L M-R S-Z
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