A PRESERVED PINK-HEADED DUCK SPECIMEN. MORE THAN A CENTURY AGO, IN THE WETLANDS AROUND KOLKATA, INDIA, THERE LIVED A SHY TYPE OF DUCK WITH A BRIGHT PINK HEAD. IT WAS NAMED, APPROPRIATELY, THE PINK-HEADED DUCK. THE MALES OF THE SPECIES HAD ROSY PINK BILLS AND PINK PLUMAGE COVERING THEIR HEADS AND NECKS. SOME OF THEM HAD LIGHT, BLUSH-COLORED FEATHERS; OTHERS WERE AS BRIGHT AS PEPTO-BISMOL.
The Yellow-footed Green Pigeon (Treron phoenicoptera), also known as Yellow-legged Green Pigeon, is a common species of green pigeon found in the Indian Subcontinent. - Kolkata, India | Biswarup Satpati