The Pink-headed ducks are seldom seen except by chance, although they are most colorful duck in India.
Body length: 35 cm, with a tail of 10,6-13,1 cm; wings 25-28 cm
Body weight: 793-1.360 g, depending on the season (before and after breeding season)
Nest: Round, 23 cm in diameter, 10-13 cm deep with walls of 7-10 cm.
Eggs: Nearly spherical, dull white with ivory tinge; in average 4.4x4.1 cm, but also almost round 4.3x4.2 cm
Habitat: Partial to swamps and small ponds surrounded by tall grass and bushes.
Extinction: Last wild specimen was shot in 1935, definitely extinct since the 1950ies. Overhunting and destruction of the habitat caused the extinction of the Pink-headed duck.