Genus DAFILA

This genus may be recognized by its elongate form, long neck, and lengthened and pointed middle tail-feathers. There are 16 rectrices as a rule (I have found one skin with 18). The bill is rather narrower than in Anas and a little broader towards the point than at the base ; the wings- are long and pointed. It is a well-marked type.

Three species are referred to this genus: of these two are confined to the Southern hemisphere; the third is Indian.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. 4. 1898.
Title in Book: 
Genus DAFILA
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
447
M_ID: 
407
M_SN: 
Anas
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
2338

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