Genus EUNETTA

Genus EUNETTA.

Eunetta Bonaparte, Comp. Bend. Acad. Sci. Paris, xliii, p. 650 (1856).

Type by orig. design Anas falcata Georgi.

In this genus the upper and lower tail-coverts in both sexes-are very long, extending beyond the tips of the rectrices.

In the male there is a thick, bushy nuchal crest and the innermost secondaries are greatly lengthened and sickle-shaped; the tail is of fourteen feathers.

The genus contains but one species, which is a frequent straggler into India.

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 EUNETTA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
424
M_ID: 
407
M_SN: 
Anas
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
5269

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