White-winged (Wood) Duck
|Name:||White-winged (Wood) Duck|
|Scientific name:||Cairina scutulata|
|Indian / local name:||Assamese: Deo Hans Cachari: Hagrani, Daophlantu|
IUCN Red List: Endangered [A2cd+3cd+4cd; C2a(i)] —Population declining at more than 50%. Very small population and declining in numbers. Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act: Schedule I Part III CITES: Appendix I
Now restricted mostly to Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, it is best seen in Nameri National Park. Possibly extirpated from Manipur and Nagaland. It is also found in parts of Bangladesh, and Southeast Asia, including Myanmar and Cambodia. The Indian population is estimated to be between 300 and 450.
Inhabits stagnant pools in evergreen forests or swamp forests, with dead trees. Bheels within dense cane breaks and tall elephant-grass jungle.
|Specific conservation threats:||
1. Destruction, degradation and disturbance of riverine habitats including loss of riparian forest corridors.
1. Anwaruddin Choudhury, The Rhino Foundation, Guwahati, Assam (email@example.com)