Subfamily ERISMATURINAE

Subfamily ERISMATURINAE.

This curious subfamily has two features which separate it very distinctly from all other ducks. The first is the bill, which has the base very much swollen, the swelling extending to the nostrils ; the nail is very small and bent inwards- The second character is the tail, which consists of eighteen feathers, very narrow, stiff and pointed.

The subfamily consists of one genus, very widely distributed, of which one species occurs as a casual visitor within the limits of this work.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.6 1929.
Title in Book: 
Subfamily ERISMATURINAE
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
463
Volume: 
Vol. 6
id: 
5299

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