Genus RHODONESSA

Genus RHODONESSA.

Rhodonessa Reichenbach, Natur. Syst. Vogel, p.ix (1852). Type by orig. desig., Anas caryophyllacea Latham.

In structure this genus is intermediate between Asarcornis and An s but differs entirely in colour and colour-pattern from any other of this family. The bulla ossea at the lower end of the male trachea is very peculiarly formed, being swollen on both sides and anteriorly. Sexes differ slightly in colour.

There is only one species which is confined to India and even there it is very rare.

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 RHODONESSA
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
390
M_ID: 
499
M_SN: 
Rhodonessa
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
5236

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