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The search for the pink-headed duck

by Rory Nugent

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India
    • Subjects:
    • India -- Description and travel

    • Edition Notes

      StatementRory Nugent.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS414.2 .N84 1991
      The Physical Object
      Pagination222 p. :
      Number of Pages222
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1882862M
      ISBN 100395505526
      LC Control Number90043656
      OCLC/WorldCa22114044

      Sightings do persist of the Pink-Headed Duck (Rhodonessa caryophyllacea or Netta caryophyllacea).These almost mystic encounters have resulted in one famed book on the bird, Rory Nugent’s The Search for the Pink-Headed Duck.. In , Richard Thorns (shown above) was in Kachin State in Myanmar looking for Pink-headed Duck. ‘The Search for the Pink-Headed Duck’ is indisputably a book of creative non-fiction, heavily endowed with the author’s ingenuity and skill as a wordsmith. In short, Rory Nugent tells a good story.

      In the mids, Nugent mounted solo expeditions in search of the pink-headed duck on the Brahmaputra River and Mokele-mbembe in the Congo. He may have seen both, but his sightings remain unconfirmed. He wrote a non-fiction book about each expedition. Books & Culture; Fiction & Poetry that Rory was trying to direct our attention to what was interesting about a search for the pink-headed duck, more than to the duck itself. the minds of Author: George W. S. Trow.

        For immediate release Octo The very first Search for Lost Species expedition gets underway today, Monday, Oct. 23, with a quest to northern Myanmar to find the pink-headed duck, missing since Intrepid British explorer Richard Thorns, who has dedicated his life to looking for the species for the last 20 years, will lead a team into Kachin State, where he hopes . The pink-headed duck was a large diving duck that was once found in parts of the Gangetic plains of India, Bangladesh and in the riverine swamps of Myanmar but feared extinct since the s. Numerous searches have failed to provide any proof of continued existence. It has been suggested that it may exist in the inaccessible swamp regions of northern Myanmar and some sight reports from that region have Class: Aves.


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The book he wrote, _The Search for the Pink-Headed Duck_, is his account of his many months of travels in northern and eastern India. The first half of the book is about him essentially asking about the bird, sometimes in areas and with people whom he suspects have little likelihood of knowing anything about the animal/5.

Fifty-two years after the pink-headed duck was last seen in the wild, Rory Nugent set off for India in search of this rarest of Birds. Most scientists consider the duck extinct, but Nugent imaged that the bird was merely hiding.

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Originally published in Fifty-two years after the pink-headed duck was last seen in the wild, Rory Nugent set off for India in search of this exceptionally rare bird.

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The Search for the Pink-headed Duck is Rory Nugent’s memoir of his travels in eastern India and his search for a duck believed to be extinct and which was last seen in the ’s. Nugent hopes to search for the Pink-headed Duck in certain parts of India where it happens to be difficult to obtain a tourist visa.

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