Subfamily FULIGULINAE

Subfamily FULIGULINAE.

SOFT-TAILED DIVING DUCKS.

Stout, heavy body. Coloured in masses. Speculum less plain or wanting. Hind toe short and broadly lobed (315-322). Feet large and webbed to the toes. Tail-feathers normal, not stiff. Thick plumage and rather short wings. Obtain their food principally by diving. Post-nuptial plumage, when the males become more or less like the females during the time that they moult their quills.

Primaries partly whitish.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
Subfamily FULIGULINAE
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
279
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
13187

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