Appearance: - The White-winged Duck has a white head and neck which is spotted with black, orange-yellow eyes, a dull orange beak with black mottling, a dark-brownish body with green-black gloss on upperparts, brown-black primary flight feathers with white lesser and median coverts and inner edges of tertials and bluish-grey secondary flight feathers. In flight the white in the wings is very noticable and contrasts with the brown body and primary flight feathers. The female is similar but has a more mottled head and neck. The legs and feet are orange-yellow.
Size: - Typical Adult is 66-81cm (26-32in).
Food: - Aquatic plants, seeds, rice, insects, snails, and small fish.
Habitat/Range: - Slow-moving rivers, streams, and forested swamps in south-east Asia from north-east India and Bangladesh, through Java and Sumatra.
Breeding Season: - April to September.
Eggs - 6 to 13 (Greenish-yellow colour).
Notes: - The White-winged Duck or White-winged Wood Duck is a very large Asian duck. It was considered to be a dabbling duck but is now thought to be more closely related to diving ducks. This duck is classified as endangered because of its small population, hunting and habitat destruction due to the draining of swamps and destruction of hollow trees which it uses for nesting.
Conservation status (IUCN 3.1):
Classification: - Family: Anatidae,
A-B C-F G-L M-R S-Z
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