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Pink-headed Duck: Is It Still Alive?

Pink-headed Duck: Is It Still Alive? Pink-headed duck has gone extinct due to hunting and habitat loss. It was last seen in the wild in 1949. An illustration of Pink-headed Duck by Carl D'Silva from Salim Ali's Book of Indian Birds. Courtesy of Bombay Natural History Society. By Mithu Das   September 18, 2016 The conclusion to be drawn is either that the Pink-headed Duck has indeed become extinct as was feared, or that if perchance there are any lingering survivors they keep strictly confined to the seclusion of some remote and inaccessible areas. Salim Ali Pink-headed duck Rhodonessa