313. Nettopus coromandelianus

313. Nettopus coromandelianus.

THE COTTON TEAL or WHITE-BODIED GOOSE TEAL.

Girri, India; Gur-gurrah, Etawah; Bullia-hans, Dacca; Ade adla, Ratnagiri; Chik-sarle-haki, Mysore; Neer-akee, Coimbatore ; Karagat, Aracan; Kalaghat, Burma.

Male 12 1/2" to 14"; 8 to 11 oz. Female 12 1/2" to 12 3/4"; 6 1/2 to 9 oz. Legs greenish. Bill black. Pace, neck, and below white. Black neck-collar. Above black, glossed brown.โ€” Female: Brown. Neck mottled, with numerous black bands. No white patch on primaries. India, Ceylon, Andamans, Burma, China, Philippines, and Celebes. Eggs 1.70 x 1.29. (J. 951. B. 1591.)

Also N. albipennis. 13 1/2". Similar to N. coromandelianus. E. Australia.

N. pulchellus. 13 1/2". Legs and bill black. Forehead, sides of head, throat, breast, and abdomen white. Crown brown, banded dark green and pale brown. Neck, back, scapulars, and upper wing-coverts dark glossy green. Lower neck and sides banded white and dark green. "White band across wing. S. New Guinea, Australia, Moluccas, and Celebes.

N. auritus. 11 1/2". Legs black. Bill yellow. Sides and lower part of neck rufous. Large sea-green patch on hind head.โ€” Female: Without the green patch, and with sides of head white, speckled black. Madagascar and Africa.

Also the genus AEx. With head crested. Two species, viz.โ€”

AE. sponsa. 19". The Summer Duck. Legs chrome-yellow. Bill purplish tip, and nail black, milk-white from nostril to nail, lower edge yellow. Head and crest dark green. Cheeks purple. Chin, throat, and upper foreneck white. A broad black patch on sides of neck. Mantle, back, rump, and upper tail-coverts bronze-green. Lower breast and abdomen white. Axillaries white, spotted black. Nearctic region, from 50th parallel to the Gulf of Mexico.

AE. galericulata. 17". Legs orange. Bill reddish brown, nail bluish. Crest coppery red. Chin and throat cinnamon. Sides of neck with long pointed feathers, chestnut, with white shaft streaks. Axillaries brown-grey. C and S. China, Formosa, and Japan.

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: 
313. Nettopus coromandelianus
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
313
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
278
Common name: 
Cotton Teal Or White Bodied Goose Teal
M_ID: 
391
M_CN: 
Cotton Pygmy Goose
M_SN: 
Nettapus coromandelianus
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
13184

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