295. Sarcidiornis melanonotus

295. Sarcidiornis melanonotus.

THE COMB DUCK or BLACK-BACKED SPUR-GOOSE.

Nukhta, India; Nukwa, Chota Nagpur ; Jutu chillawa (Telugu); Neerkoli, Coimbatore; Tanbay. Pegu; Bowkban (Karen).

Male 30" to 34"; 6 lbs. Female 26". Legs greenish. Bill and comb black. Head and neck white, spotted glossy black. Above black, glossed purple. Lower neck, all round breast, abdomen, lower tail-coverts, and tail white. Rump ash-grey. Sides and flanks white, tinged grey.— Female : No boss on bill. India, Ceylon, Burma, Africa (south of the Sahara), and Madagascar. Seven to twelve eggs (2.41 x 1.72), ivory-white. (J. 950. B. 1584.)

Also S. carunculatus. 24". Similar to S. melanonotus, but sides and flanks brown-black, and rump black, glossed green. S. America.

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: 
295. Sarcidiornis melanonotus
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
295
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
258
Common name: 
Comb Duck Or Black Backed Spur Goose
M_ID: 
345
M_CN: 
Knob-billed Duck
M_SN: 
Sarkidiornis melanotos
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
13151

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