Pink-headed Duck Rhodonessa caryophyllacea


Eames, J. C. 2008. Latest survey fails to find Pink-headed Duck. The Babbler: BirdLife in Indochina: 31-32.

Ericson, P. G. P.; Qu, Y.; Blom, M. P. K.; Johansson, U. S.; Irestedt, M. 2017. A genomic perspective of the pink-headed duck Rhodonessa caryophyllacea suggests a long history of low effective population size. Scientific Reports 7: Article number: 16853.

IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-3. Available at: (Accessed: 07 December 2016).

IUCN. 2018. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2018-2. Available at: (Accessed: 15 November 2018).

Sebastian, M. K.; Arun, P. R.; Jayapal, R. 2017. Documenting the biodiversity of Sompeta Wetland, Srikakulam District, Andhra Pradesh and developing biodiversity-mediated livelihood options for local communities. SACON, Coimbatore.

Thorns, R. 2014. Khamti town and the restricted wetlands further down the Chindwin river. January 2014. Available at: (Accessed: 27/05/2015).

Tordoff, A. W.; Appleton, T.; Eames, J. C.; Eberhardt, K.; Htin Hla; Khin Ma Ma Thwin; Sao Myo Zaw; Saw Moses; Sein Myo Aung. 2008. The historical and current status of Pink-headed Duck Rhodonessa caryophyllacea in Myanmar. Bird Conservation International 18(1): 38-52.

Further resources

IUCN SSC Duck Specialist Group

IUCN SSC Threatened Waterfowl Specialist Group

Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).

Search for photos and videos, and hear sounds of this species from the Macaulay Library

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Rhodonessa caryophyllacea. Downloaded from on 28/05/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 28/05/2023.