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Pink-headed Duck Rhodonessa caryophyllacea



Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, Swans)

Authority: (Latham, 1790)

Red List Category

Criteria: D

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Justification of Red List category
This species has not been conclusively seen in the wild since 1949; it was always considered rare, and is likely to have declined severely through a combination of hunting and habitat loss. However, further surveys are needed of remote wetlands in northern Myanmar where there has been a possible recent sighting and credible local reports were received in 2006. Any remaining population is likely to be tiny, and for these reasons it is treated as Critically Endangered.



Population size: 1-49

Population trend: Unknown

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Rhodonessa caryophyllacea. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/07/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/07/2017.