306. Chaulelasmus streperus

306. Chaulelasmus streperus.

THE GADWALL or GREY DUCK.

Streperus = noisy.

Mila, India; Beykhur, N. W. P. ; Mail, Nepal; Burd, Sind; Syah-dum, Cabul.

Male 20" to 21 1/2"; 1 1/2 to 2 lbs. Female 18" to 20"; 1 to 1 3/4 lbs. Legs dull yellow. Bill black. Head grey, speckled brown. Back brown, with white crescentic lines. Wing-coverts chestnut. Speculum white and black.— Female: Brown, edged buff. Bill pale, with red margins. Abdomen white. Northern Hemisphere, and in winter to N. Africa, Palestine, India, Burma (not observed in Ceylon), China, and Japan. In America as far south as Mexico and Jamaica. Six to thirteen eggs (2.35 x 1.63), creamy. Masson saw flocks of from twenty to thirty in Teesta and Great Rungeet valleys. (J. 961. B. 1595.)

Also C. couesi. 17". Like C. streperus, but smaller. Bill and feet black. Lamellae small and closely packed, about seventy-five in number, while in C. streperus there are only about fifty. Fanning Island.

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: 
306. Chaulelasmus streperus
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
306
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
270
Common name: 
Gadwall Or Grey Duck
M_ID: 
409
M_CN: 
Gadwall
M_SN: 
Anas strepera
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
13172

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