Miami MetroZoo (June 1, 2008)
Wings of Asia Aviary
White-winged Wood Duck (Cairina scutulata) with her chicks
Historically, the White-winged Wood Duck was widely distributed from northeast India and Bangladesh, through South East Asia to Java and Sumatra. 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 and 450 in India, Bangladesh and Burma.
Due to ongoing habitat loss, small population size, and because this duck is hunted for eggs, pets and food, the White-winged Duck is classified as Endangered (EN) on the IUCN Red List 2007 (1) and is listed on Appendix I of CITES (3).