315. Netta rufina.
THE RED-CRESTED POCHARD.
Rufina, apparently an adjectival form, from rufus= red.
Doomer, Nepal; Rattoba, Sind; Nool-gool, Cabul; Kizil-bash aurdak, Yarkand; Lalsir, N. W. P.
Male 22". Legs waxy. Bill red, tip white. Crown-feathers chestnut, elongated. Neck, breast, and abdomen black. Flanks and shoulder marks white. Speculum white.— Female on water appears grey-brown of a uniform colour (in contradistinction to the Pintail), with dark eye-stripe and crest. End of bill red. From the basin of the Mediterranean to Turkistan, N and C. India, Assam, and Burma. Eggs (2.3 x 1.6), brownish green. (J. 967. B. 1604.) See illustration, p. 278.