318. Nyroca ferruginea.
THE FERRUGINOUS or WHITE-EYED POCHARD.
Nyroca, Latinised from the Russian name, Ootna nyrok.
Karchiya, N. W. P. ; Lalbigri, Bengal; Burnu, Sind; Malac, Nepal; Chiki, Yarkand.
Male 16" to 17"; 1 1/8 to 1 1/2 lbs. Female 15" to 16 1/2"; 1 1/4 lbs. Legs grey. Bill bluish. Head and breast red. A white spot on chin. Collar black. Abdomen white.— Female: Brown, edged paler. Mediterranean basin, C and E. Europe, and S. W, Asia as far east as Kashmir, visiting India and Burma in winter. Not recorded from S. India or Ceylon. Nine to fourteen eggs (2.1 x 1.49), pale brown. (J. 969. B. 1606.) See illustration, p. 281.
Also N. innotata. 15 1/2". Similar to N. ferruginea, but head and neck are darker chestnut, and more glossy, and there is no white spot on the chin. Madagascar.
N. australis. 20". Legs grey. Bill and nail black, with slate band at tip. Head and neck dark brown-chestnut. No white spot on the chin. Irides white. Speculum white, tipped brown. Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand.
N. brunnea. 19 1/2". Legs black. Bill grey, nail black. Crown black. Sides of head and upper neck chestnut-brown. Sides reddish brown. Breast brown. Speculum white, with black band. Abdomen dusky. S. Africa.
N. nationi. Similar to N. brunnea, but more red below. Peru.
N. erythrophthalma. Allied to N. brunnea. America.