Genus DENDROCYCNA

Bill of moderate size, raised at the base, nearly of the same breadth throughout; nail prominent, Suddenly bent down ; nostrils about one-third the distance from base to tip ; wings broad and rounded ; tail short, rounded, of 16 feathers; tarsus long and stout, reticulated ; feet large.

Nine species, distributed throughout the tropical regions of the world, are described in Salvadori's British Museum Catalogue; of these two are found in India. They are not truly migratory.

Key to the Species.

a. Upper tail-coverts chestnut; wing about 7.5………………….. D. javanica, p. 430.
b. Upper tail-coverts whitish; wing about 9………………….. D. fulva, p. 432.

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 DENDROCYCNA
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
430
M_ID: 
240
M_SN: 
Dendrocygna
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
2320

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