Genus CLANGULA

Bill short, higher than broad at the base, not much flattened at the tip, tapering slightly throughout, more rapidly and rounded at the end; culmen nearly straight; nostrils rather nearer to the tip of the bill than to the base; lamella? short, stout, not close together. Wings pointed ; tail rather long, much rounded, of 16 stiff feathers; legs short, placed far aft; tarsus scutellate in front, hind-toe broadly lobed. The posterior end of the sternum is prolonged as in Merganser.

This genus of Diving Ducks contains three species, all of northern range, and all, as a rule, keeping to the sea, except in the breeding-season. One species has occasionally been obtained in Northern India.

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 CLANGULA
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
464
M_ID: 
550
M_SN: 
Bucephala
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
2354

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