Genus MARMARONETTA

Genus MARMARONETTA.

Marmaronetta Reichenbach, Nat. Syst. Vogel, ix (1852-3).

Type by mom, Anas angustirostris Menetries.

The genus Marmaronetta differs from all other ducks in its curiously-marked grey plumage without any speculum. Its hind toe with its narrow lobe retains it in the true Anatinae and structurally it is very close to Nettion. As in that genus, the labyrinth of the trachea is lateral; the bill is about equal to the head in length, narrow and parallel-sided with the nostril near the base; the tail has fourteen feathers; the wing is unusually short and rounded ; the head is furnished with a thick but rather short crest.

The sexes are alike in plumage.

The genus contains one species occurring in the Mediterranean countries to Mesopotamia, Persia and Mekran.

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 MARMARONETTA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
444
M_ID: 
497
M_SN: 
Marmaronetta
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
5285

Add new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith