Species Details

@Ashley Coates

White‑winged Duck Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Asarcornis scutulata
Family : Anatidae
Order : Anseriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : White-winged Wood Duck
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The White-winged Duck is a large duck with a long body and short legs (adult bird length approximately 73.5 cm, weight 3 kg, wing 20.5 cm, bill 6 cm, tarsus 5.7 cm, tail 15 cm). It has a white patch on the upper coverts of its wing-shoulder. The male has a white head and neck speckled with black spots.
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;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Ashley Coates(www.inaturalist.org/people/Ashley Coates),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;more information, please contact us.