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.