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Pink-headed Duck Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Rhodonessa caryophyllacea
Family : Anatidae
Order : Anseriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Marshes and pools with tall grasses in swamp forests.
Description : The Pink-headed Duck is a large duck with a long neck and a pink bill (adult bird length approximately 60 cm, weight 840 g, wing 26 cm, bill 5.3 cm, tarsus 4 cm, tail 11.5 cm). The male has a pink head with a brownish-black fore-crown and pink hind-neck. It is a former resident of Bangladesh.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;photo credit: Biodiversity Heritage Library (www.inaturalist.org/people/ Biodiversity Heritage Library ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;more information, please contact us.