Rhodonessa caryophyllacea (Pink-headed Duck)

Pink-headed Duck

Dutch: Rozekopeend

Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Genus: Rhodonessa
Species: Rhodonessa caryophyllacea

Extinct species, male bird. Many thanks to the Royal Belgian institute of natural sciences, Brussels, for allowing us to photograph this specimen.

Side, top and bottom view of skull. (Click on image to enlarge)

Length: 103 mm
Length cranium: 52 mm
Width (cranium): 29 mm
Height (cranium): 26 mm
Alternative names: Rosenkopfente (German), Nette à cou rose (French), Pato de Cabeza Rosada (Spanish)