Conservation status: Endangered (EN) by IUCN Red List
Identification: size: 66-81 cm,
Range: India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Sumatra.
Habitat: Tropical forest species, inhabiting undisturbed forest pool, marshes, freshwater and peat swamp forest.
Food and Feeding: Seeds and green parts of various aquatic plants, rice molluscs, insect, small vertebrate fish. Sometimes feed at night, 57% feed in the morning, 35% feed in evening and rest of time rest and preening, occasionally with family.
Breeding: On big tree 3-23m above ground, clutches 6-15 eggs, incubation 33-35 days by female alone. Male beside. In captivity, a female could breed at 12months of age, male up 2year. Life spend of captivity birds, female up 12 years and to male 10 years.
Sighting: Usually found in the Northern Plain of Cambodia near the Laos border – Okoki