Help with ID - Greetings from Alaska, this is my first post. On a trip to Bhutan we saw this duck which created much discussion within our group. I posted on birdforum and got a couple responses but would like to get a few more. I have gone through many photos of these species and have yet to see one showing wing bars on a bird in this posture. The shape of the head seems most consistent with Baer's the coloration Ferruginous. I have no personal experience with either.
Is the light loral area on any significance for identification?