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Range DescriptionAnas albogularisis endemic to the Andaman Islands and Great Coco Island (India) (Kear 2005). It is nomadic and alights on the sea, as well as being present on many islands (Rahmani and Islam 2008). Numbers on the Andaman Islands appear to be stable or increasing, with 69-582 individuals counted in 1995-1998, 674 individuals counted in 2003-2004 (Vijayan2006), and with flocks of 400-500 birds having been noted in 2013 and 2014 (D. Bishop in litt. 2013, V. Sheel per P. Jayadevan in litt. 2014) the total population is likely to exceed 1,000 individuals.