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Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Anseriformes > Family: Anatidae > Genus: Aix > Species: Aix sponsa

Wood Duck - Aix sponsa (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
Protected by 3 international agreements
Natura 2000 species code A749


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.


Least Concern


Not evaluated


Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Anatra sposa Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Brautente German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Brudand Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Canard carolin French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Carolina-eend Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Karolinai réce Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Karolinka Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Morsiosorsa Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pato Joyuyo Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pato-carolino Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Wood Duck English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synonym Author
Anas sponsa Linnaeus, 1758

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:01770 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Aix sponsa European Network on Invasive Alien Species
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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