314. Marmaronetta angustirostris.
THE MARBLED TEAL.
Male 18 1/2" to 19"; 1 lb. 5 oz. Female 17" to 17 1/2"; 1 lb. 3 oz. Legs brown. Bill with blue spot above nail. Dark brown eye-patch. Back grey-brown. Scapulars with yellowish spots.— Female: Eye-patch less conspicuous. From the basin of the Mediterranean to India. Eggs (1.85 x 1.4) creamy. (B. 1603. H. & M. iii. 237.)
Also the genus Stictonetta. "With bill broader towards the tip, and with the nail bent backwards as in Erismatura. One species — S. naevosa, 17 1/2", legs bluish green, bill greenish grey, plumage dark brown, minutely freckled white, S. and W. Australia and Tasmania.
Also the genus Heteronetta. With nail almost perpendicular, and plumage like that of the species of the genus Erismatura.
H. atricapilla. 14 1/2. Legs horny brown. Bill blackish, with basal spot on each side flesh colour. Head and upper neck black. Chin white. Above dark brown, finely vermiculated pale rufous. Below dirty white. S. America.