Genus SARKIDIORNIS

Genus SARKIDIORNIS.

Sarkidiornis Eyton., Monogr. Anatidse, pp. 20,102 (1838).

Type by mon., Anser melanotus Pennant.

The genus Sarkidiornis differs from all other Indian genera in having a spur on the shoulder of the wing, a feature which was formerly considered of sufficient importance to constitute the genus into a family by itself. The bill is of moderate length,, furnished in the male with a fleshy knob on the base, which becomes greatly swollen in the breeding-season (see fig. 69); the tail of twelve feathers is long and graduated; the lower end of the trachea is expanded on one side only; the hind toe is narrowly lobed.

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 SARKIDIORNIS
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
385
M_ID: 
343
M_SN: 
Sarkidiornis
Volume: 
Vol. 6
Term name: 
id: 
5232

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