320. Fuligula fuligula

320. Fuligula fuligula.

THE TUFTED POCHARD.

Dubaru, N. W. P.; Malac, Nepal; Turando, Sind; Ablak, Cabul.

Male 16 1/2" to 17"; 1 1/2 to 2 lbs. Female 15" to 16 3/4"; 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 lbs. Legs leaden. Bill grey, black tip. Black silky crest. Irides golden yellow. Head, neck, and breast black. Speculum white, with greenish edge. Back black, speckled whitish. Abdomen and sides white.— Female: Brown, where the male is black. Throughout the Palaearctic region, breeding far north, and migrating in winter to N. Africa, China, Japan, N. India, and Burma. Not recorded from Pegu, Tenasserim, Ceylon, or S. India. Eggs (2-3 x 1-6) pale buff. (J. 971. B. 1609.)

Also F. novae hollandiae* 17". Legs black. Bill blue, tip black. No pendent occipital crest. Chin white. Abdomen brown, with irregular lines of black and white. New Zealand, with Auckland and Chatham Islands.

F. collaris. 17". Legs pale slaty. Bill leaden, with bands of bluish white, tip black. Head, neck, and chest black, glossed purple. Chestnut collar. Speculum bluish grey. N. America and W. Indies.

Also the genus Metopiana, With indentations of upper mandible not prominent. Bill rough at base. One species— M. peposaca, 12", legs yellow. Bill rosy red, tip black. Head, breast, and neck black. Abdomen and flanks minutely vermiculated grey and grey-brown. Wings black, with green gloss, speculum white. S. America.

Primaries uniform dark brown.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
320. Fuligula fuligula
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
320
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
283
Common name: 
Tufted Pochard
M_ID: 
519
M_CN: 
Tufted Duck
M_SN: 
Aythya fuligula
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
13196

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