315. Netta rufina

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.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
315. Netta rufina
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
315
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
280
Common name: 
Red Crested Pochard
M_ID: 
502
M_CN: 
Red-crested Pochard
M_SN: 
Netta rufina
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
13189

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