White-winged Duck

About the White-winged Duck

The White-winged Duck is a large species of duck native to parts of Southeast Asia. They have mostly dark bodies with a contrasting white head and neck. The namesake white wing-patches can be best seen in flight.

White-winged Ducks generally feed by dabbling. They dine on aquatic vegetation as well as small animals like snails or small fish. These somewhat secretive birds have nocturnal tendencies and usually feed at night.

White-winged Ducks face population threats and the conservation status for the species is Endangered as of November 2013. Habitat loss has led to fragmentation of the population, which further threatens the species.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 16 November 2013
Scientific Name
Asarcornis scutulata
  • Anseriformes
  • Anatidae
  • Asarcornis
  • A. scutulata
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Conservation Status
Endangered (as of 21 March 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
26 to 32 inches
46 to 60 inches
68.8 to 137.6 ounces


From IUCN Red List:
The White-winged Duck is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2013 by BirdLife International. This forest duck is listed as Endangered because it has a very small and fragmented population which is undergoing a very rapid and continuing decline as a result of the loss of and disturbance to riverine habitats.

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 白翅栖鸭
Czech (Cesky) pižmovka bělokřídlá
Danish (Dansk) Hvidvinget Skovand
Dutch (Nederlands) Witvleugelboseend
Finnish (Suomi) sumatransorsa
French (Français) Canard à ailes blanches
German (Deutsch) Weißflügel-Moschusente
Italian (Italiano) Anatra arboricola alibianche
Japanese (日本語) ハジロモリガモ [hajiromorigamo]
Norwegian (Norsk) Jungeland
Polish (Polski) pizmówka malajska
Russian (русский язык) Белоголовая утка
Spanish (Español) Pato de Jungla
Swedish (Svenska) Vitvingad myskand
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