Anas gibberifrons gibberifrons
English : Sunda teal
French : Sarcelle grise
Class : Aves
Order : Anseriformes
Family : Anatidae
Notes : 1 other subspecies known (extinct)
The species grows to 45 cm in length for a weight up to 455 g. Easily recognized by the protuberence covered with dark feathers on its forehead. Plumage dark grey or brown with light edges on feathers. Dark back, clearer cheeks.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in south-east Asia and is endemic to Indonesia and Timor-Leste, occurring from south Sumatra and south Borneo to Timor and Wetar. Lives in all kinds of wetlands, mangroves, even at sea sometimes.
IUCN RED LIST : NEAR THREATENED
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is declining alarmingly because of loss of habitat and hunting throughout Indonesia. Seems to have colonized Sabah (Malaysia).
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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