Pink-headed duck Bird Unmistakable. Long-bodied and long-necked, with slightly tufted head in the male, and peculiar stiff- necked posture. Adult male has chocolate-coloured body; deep pink head and hindneck. Female and juvenile duller, appearing much like dark female Red-crested Pochard with pinkish tinge to the head. Presumed extinct.
Pink-headed duck Bird Facts:
Size: 55 cm
Range: Rather scarce winter visitor throughout lowlands
Habitat: Well-vegetated large rivers and lakes.
Large duck with deep orange-crested head and red bill. Black neck and breast; pale flanks; brown back and black stern. Female lighter brown with pale cheeks and darker crown, dark bill. Juvenile darker with multicolored belly. In flight, both sexes display broad white wing-bars. Nests near slow-moving rivers and clearings of open water with shrubs. Feeds actively early morning and late evening. Feeds on aquatic plants and animals by diving and upending.
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