Philippine duck is a large duck species in comparison with other duck species on the globe. Young have a yellowish-green plumage with yellow head with dark striped bands. The head of the adult duck is decorated with a black crown and a band in the eye. There are no plumage differences between male and female.
Its weight fluctuates between 780 and 900g and can reach a length of about 60 centimeters. It is a kind of very sociable duck. Often can be seen in large groups.
In the breeding season the Philippines duck is found in couples. It is the time we see the couple where it settles near a place of water (pond, lake, swamp or river). It feeds mainly on aquatic plants but also on worms and insects.
Philippine duck can breed in the first year and it is monogamous. The parade resembles the Mallard. It builds its nest in the tall grass, the female lays eggs from August to October and gestation lasts about twenty days.This duck is classified as threatened and vulnerable species. But experts have observed that this type of duck breeds well in captivity. So we can expect that this beautiful species of duck does not disappear completely from the surface of our planet. If we want to observe it in its natural state we need to protect habitat, prevent hunting and protect the places where it used to eat.