Genus DENDROCYGNA

Genus DENDROCYGNA.

Dendrocygna Swainson, Class. Birds, ii, p. 365 (1837),

Type by mon., Anas javanica Horsf.

In this genus the bill is of moderate size, raised at the base and of nearly the same width throughout; the nail is prominent and suddenly bent down; the nostrils are placed about one-third the length of the bill from the base; the wings are rather broad and rounded; the tail of sixteen feathers also short and rounded ; the tarsus is long and stout, reticulated and the legs are placed more forward than in other genera of this subfamily; the feet are large.

The genus is represented almost throughout the tropical world, two species being found in India.

Key to Species.

A. Upper tail-coverts uniform chestnut……………D. javanica, p. 411.
B Upper tail-coverts whitish, sometimes marked with black……………D. fulva, p. 413

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.6 1929.
Title in Book: 
Genus DENDROCYGNA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
410
M_ID: 
240
M_SN: 
Dendrocygna
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
5256

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