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ANIMAL SIGHTED AT OUR LODGE The White-winged Wood Duck

ANIMAL SIGHTED AT OUR LODGE

The White-winged Wood Duck

The white-winged duck or white-winged wood duck Asarcornis scutulata is a large species of duck, formerly placed in the genus Cairina and allied with the dabbling ducks. However further analysis has indicated a monotypic species


The white-winged duck – photo by Hariyono

Historically, the white-winged duck was widely distributed from north eastern India and Bangladesh, throughout South East Asia to Java and Sumatra. It is now extinct in Java. In India, the duck is found only in the north eastern part of the country, with the main concentration in eastern Assam and adjacent areas of Arunachal Pradesh.[8] However, in 2002 it had a population of only 800, with about 200 in Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, 150 on Sumatra, notably in Way Kambas National Park (WIKIPEDIA)

 Justification of Red List category
This forest duck is listed as Endangered because it now 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. If this degradation does not stoop, this bird will become extinct.

Our guide at the Satwa Sumatra Ecolodge, Heriono, has often seen this duck on an inlet of the Way Kanan river.  Hari is also joining a local community named “ Save The white-winged duck “ with the other friends.


The white-winged duck – photo by Hariyono


A small group of  white-winged duck at Way Kambas National Park  – photo by Hariyono

A special bird hide built by the ALERT Foundation has been used to show guests. This special area can be approached by road and then guests walked in. Birdres have come form all over the world to the area.

For further reading, we suggest look at page 28 in “Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago, Greater Sundas and Wallacea By JA Eaton, B van Balen, NW Brickle and FE Rheindt  

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White-winged wood duck – “Mentok Rimba/Bebek Hutan”

 

White-winged wood duck (Asarcornis scutulata) adalah spesies bebek besar, sebelumnya dimasukkan ke dalam Cairina Bersama dengan bebek dabbling. Namun berdasarkan penelitian lebih lanjut menunjukkan kalau mereka adalah spesies monotypic.


The white-winged duck – photo diambil oleh Hariyono

Secara historis, White-winged wood duck tersebar luas dari timur laut India dan Bangladesh, di seluruh Asia Tenggara hingga Jawa dan Sumatera. Tetapi saat ini mereka sudah punah di pulau Jawa. Di India, bebek ini hanya ditemukan di bagian timur laut negara itu, dengan konsentrasi utama di Assam bagian timur dan daerah yang berdekatan di Arunachal Pradesh. Namun, pada tahun 2002 populasi mereka hanya sekitar 800 ekor, terdapat sekitar 200 ekor di Laos, Thailand, Vietnam dan Kamboja, serta 150 ekor di Sumatera, terutama di Taman Nasional Way Kambas (WIKIPEDIA)

 

Termasuk  kategori Daftar Merah

Itik hutan ini masuk dalam kategori species hewan yang terancam punah karena populasinya saat ini sangat sedikit, dimana mengalami kesulitan dalam berkembang biak akibat hilangnya dan terganggunya habitat sungai. Jika hal ini terus terjadi maka dipastikan unggas ini akan punah.

Guide kami di Satwa Sumatra Ecolodge, Hariyono, sudah sering melihat bebek ini di sekitar sungai Way Kanan Taman Nasional Way Kambas. Terdapat sebuah tepat khusus pengamatan burung yang dulu dibangun oleh ALERT Foundation, dan dipergunakan untuk para tamu dan guide untuk mengamati burung di Taman Nasional Way Kambas. Area khusus ini dapat dijangkau melalui jalan darat. Para pecinta burung dari seluruh penjuru dunia sudah memanfaatkan tempat tersebut.

The white-winged duck – photo oleh Hariyono


Sekumpulan white-winged duck di Taman Nasional Way Kambas   – photo oleh Hariyono

Untuk referensi lebih lanjut, kami sarankan untuk melihat halaman 28 dalam buku “Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago, Greater Sundas and Wallacea By JA Eaton, B van Balen, NW Brickle and FE Rheindt 

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