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.
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. 4. 1898.
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