Genus ASARCORNIS

This appears to resemble Sarcidiornis both in structure and plumage, and differs chiefly by having no knob on the bill of the male. It is also distinguished by having the lower parts chestnut instead of white. In this it resembles Pteronetta hartlaubi, an African duck, the generic distinction of which from Asarcornis appears open to doubt. There is only one species of Asarcornis.

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 ASARCORNIS
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
424
M_ID: 
380
M_SN: 
Asarcornis
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
2312

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