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.