White-headed Duck

Oxyura leucocephala

 

Geographic range:

Southwestern Europe, Asia, and Russia

Status:

Endangered

Threats:

Drought, hybridization with the introduced North American Ruddy Duck

Wild status:

8,000 - 13,000 individuals

Captive conservation efforts:

Sylvan Heights has an established breeding population of White-headed Ducks that successfully reproduce each year.