319. Fuligula marila

319. Fuligula marila.

THE SCAUP POCHARD.

Marila, from =the embers of charcoal; from its pitch-black fore parts.

Male 18" to 20". Female 19" to 20". Legs ashy. Bill blue, black tip. Head, neck, and breast deep black. No distinct crest. Speculum, abdomen, and sides white. Back and scapulars grey, irregularly waved black.— Female: Head, neck, back, and upper breast brown. Forehead, lores, and chin white, encircling the base of the bill. Breeds in the Arctic region as far north as lat. 70°, and visits in winter the basin of the Mediterranean, Black and Caspian Seas, N. India (rarely), China, Formosa, Japan, and corresponding latitudes in N. America. Eggs (2.7 x 1.5) pale buff. Corresponds with F. nearctica of N. America, and F. marilloides of E. Asia. (J. 970. B. 1608.)

Also F. affinis. 16". Similar to F. marila, but head and neck are glossed with purple instead of green. N. America.

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: 
319. Fuligula marila
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
319
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
282
Common name: 
Scaup Pochard
M_ID: 
520
M_CN: 
Greater Scaup
M_SN: 
Aythya marila
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
13195

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