Genus AIX

Genus AIX.

Aix Boie, Isis, p. 329 (1828).

Type by moii., Anas galericulata Linn.

In Aix the drake has the feathers of the fore-neck much elongated, forming a conspicuous ruff; the innermost secondary is very broad and long, pendent over the outer secondaries; the head is crested; the bill is short and the culmen nearly straight; the tarsus is short and the leg placed well forward. The genus contains two species, one Asiatic and one American, the former having occurred twice in Assam.

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: 
Genus AIX
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
394
M_ID: 
384
M_SN: 
Aix
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
5241

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