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Pink-headed Duck

Rhodonessa caryophyllacea (Latham, 1790)

The Pink-headed Duck (Rhodonessa caryophyllacea) is (or was) a large diving duck that was once found in parts of the Gangetic plains of India, Bangladesh and in the riverine swamps of Myanmar but feared extinct since the 1950s. Numerous searches have failed to provide any proof of continued existence. It has been suggested that it may exist in the inaccessible swamp regions of northern Myanmar and some sight reports from that region have led to its status being declared as "critically endangered" rather than extinct. The genus placement has been disputed and while some have suggested that it is close to the Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina), others have placed it in a separate genus of its own. It is unique in the pink colouration of the head combined with a dark body. A prominent wing patch and the long slender neck are features shared with the common Indian Spot-billed Duck. The eggs have also been held as particularly peculiar in being nearly spherical. Source: Wikipedia

Order:
  Anseriformes
Family:
  Anatidae
Genus:
  Rhodonessa

Scientific:
  Rhodonessa caryophyllacea

Citation:
  (Latham, 1790)

Reference:
  IndexOrn. 2 p.866

Protonym:
  Anas caryophyllacea

Avibase ID:
  8D0294E1C02AD596

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/8D0294E1

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175222


CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

Geographic range:

  • Rhodonessa caryophyllacea: Formerly India and Myanmar. Extinct; last reported 1935
English:
Pink-headed Duck
Czech:
kachna růžovohlavá
German:
Rosenkopfente
Danish:
Rosenhovedet And
Spanish:
Pato cabecirrosado
Finnish:
ruusupääsorsa
French:
Nette à cou rose
Italian:
Anatra testarosa
Japanese:
barairogamo
Japanese:
バライロガモ
Dutch:
Rozekopeend
Norwegian:
Rosenhodeand
Polish:
rózanka
Portuguese:
Pato-de-cabeça-rosa
Russian:
Розовоголовая утка
Slovak:
ružovokrčka močiarna
Swedish:
rosenand
Ukrainian:
Качка рожевоголова
Chinese:
粉頭鴨


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Nette à cou rose ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Nette à cou rose ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Clements 1st edition:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Clements 3rd edition:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Clements 4th edition:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Clements, version 2015:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Clements, version 2016:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Clements, version 2017:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Clements, version 2018:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Clements, version 2019:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
eBird version 1.50:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
eBird version 1.52:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
eBird version 1.53:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
eBird version 1.54:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
eBird version 1.55:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
eBird version 2015:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
eBird version 2016:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
eBird version 2017:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
eBird version 2018:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
eBird version 2019:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Oriental Bird Club:
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
James Lee Peters:
Rhodonessa caryophyllacea
James Lee Peters (original):
Rhodonessa caryophyllacea
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Rhodonessa caryophyllacea
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Pink-headed Duck ( Rhodonessa caryophyllacea)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Rhodonessa caryophyllacea
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Rhodonessa caryophyllacea

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Bengali: গোলাপি হাঁস
Catalan: Ànec de cap rosat
Czech: Kachna ružovohlavá, kachna růžovohlavá
Danish: Rosenhovedet And
German: Nelkenente, Rosenkopfente
English: Pink headed Duck, Pink-headed Duck, Pink-necked Duck
English (IOC): Pink-headed Duck
Spanish: Pato cabecirrosado, Pato de Cabeza Rosada
Spanish (Spain): Pato Cabecirrosado
Spanish (HBW): Pink-headed Duck
Estonian: roosavart
Finnish: Ruusupääsorsa
French: Canard à tête rose, Nette à cou rose, Rhodonette à cou rose
Hungarian: rózsásfejű réce
Italian: Anatra dalla testa rosa, Anatra testarosa
Japanese: barairogamo
Japanese: バライロガモ
Scientific: Anas caryophyllacea, Netta caryophyllacea, Rhodonessa caryophyllacea, Rhondonessa caryophyllacea
Lithuanian: Raudongalvė antis
Dutch: Rosenhaevedet eend, Rozekopeend
Norwegian: Rosenhodeand
Polish: rózanka, różanka
Portuguese: Pato-de-cabeça-rosa
Russian: Розовоголовая утка
Slovak: ružovokrčka močiarna
Serbian: Patka karanfilka
Swedish: Rosenand
Ukrainian: Качка рожевоголова
Chinese: 粉頭鴨
Chinese (Traditional): 粉頭鴨, 粉頭鴨1944滅絕

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