Genus QUERQUEDULA

Genus QUERQUEDULA.

Querquedula Stephens, Gen. Zool. (Shaw), xii, (2) p. 142 (1824).

Type by taut., 'Anas querquedula Linn.

In Querquedula the bill is broader than in Nettion and instead of the two sides being parallel throughout their length, the width is greater at the tip than at the base; the nail also is broader and larger ; the labyrinth, or long enlargement of the lower part of the trachea of the drake, is different in shape from that of Anas, Nettion and others enlarging downwards and bilaterally instead of on one side only ; all the members of this genus have blue or blue-grey wing-coverts.

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 QUERQUEDULA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
439
M_ID: 
407
M_SN: 
Anas
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
5281

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