Note on the occurrence of the White-winged Wood Duck Cairina scutulata on the west coast of North Sumatra

Derek A Holmes


Details are provided of records of Cairina scutulata from North-western Sumatra. These are the first reports of this endangered species from outside the South-eastern corner of Sumatra since 1909, and they greatly expand the range in which remnant populations may still occur.


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Holmes, D.A. 1977. A Report on the White-winged Wood Duck in southern Sumatra. Wildfowl 28: 61-64.

Lambert, F. 1988. The status of the White-winged Wood Duck in Sumatra, Indonesia. A preliminary assessment. PHPA-AWB/ INTERWADER Report No. 4. Bogor.

Nash, S.V. & A.D. Nash. 1985. The White-winged Wood Duck (Cairina scutulata) in the Padang-Sugihan Reserve. WWF/IUCN Project 3133 Field Report PS/3, Bogor.

RePPProT. 1988. Regional.Physical Planning Programme for Transmigration, Review of Phase I Results, Sumatra. Land Resources Department ODNRI, Overseas Development Administration, London, and Direktorat Jenderal Penyiapan Pemukiman Departemen Transmigrasi, Jakarta.

Silvius, M.J. 1986. Survey of coastal wetlands in Sumatra Selatan and Iambi, Indonesia. PHPAINTERWADER Report No. 1, Bogor.

Silvius, M.J. & H. de longh. 1989. White-winged Wood Duck, a new site for Jambi Province. Kukila 4: 150-151.

Van Marle, J.G. & K.H. Voous. 1988. The Birds of Sumatra. An annotated check-list. Brit. Orn. Union Check-list No. 10. Tring, U.K.

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