This is one of the very few photographs that were taken of the Pink-Headed Duck. The above photo was taken by David Seth-Smith in 1926. This bird is not officially declared extinct but instead it is listed as critically endangered. The last time anyone saw a Pink-Headed Duck in the wild was in 1949 in its native habitat of India but they used to live in India, Myanmar and Bangladesh. There are stories of a flock of 50 of these ducks hiding in Myanmar but they have still not been scientifically documented. There are constant sightings of this species nevertheless and an expedition as recent as 2017 in search of it.
Ahh, to be pink-headed. It must be marvelous.
I hope they’re still around.