Genus MARECA

Genus MARECA.

Mareca Stephens, Gen. Zool. (Shaw), xii, pt. 2, p. 130 (1824).

Type by orig. desig., Anas penelope Linn.

In Mareca the bill is small, shorter than the head, depressed, and slightly tapering towards the tip ; the nail is proportionately large; the tail is short, cuneate and has fourteen feathers; the tarsus is rather short, scutellate in front; the hind toe is small with a narrow lobe.

Of the three species in this genus, two are confined to America,, whilst the third is found over the greater part of Europe, Africa and Asia.

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 MARECA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
428
M_ID: 
407
M_SN: 
Anas
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
5273

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