Genus NETTAPUS

Genus NETTAPUS.

Nettapus Brandt, Descr. Icon. Anim. Boss., p. 5 (1836).

Type by mon., Anas aurita Bodd.

This genus is distinguished by its short goose-like beak and small size. The bill is high at the base and narrows gradually in front; the small, oval nostrils are situated near the base; the legs are placed far back ; there is a hind toe with a narrow but distinct lobe; the wings are pointed; the tail of twelve feathers is rounded. Sexes different.

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 NETTAPUS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
392
M_ID: 
389
M_SN: 
Nettapus
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
5239

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