Genus TADORNA

Bill short, high at the base, concave above, the tip flattened and turned up, the nail small, abruptly turned down and inwards ; a fleshy knob at the base of the bill in males ; nostrils less than one-third the length of the bill from the base ; wings long, pointed : tail rounded, of 14 feathers ; tarsus scutulate in front near the foot.

Only two species are known of the genus as restricted ; of these one, chiefly Palaearctic, visits Northern India in winter, the other is Australian.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol. 4. 1898.
Title in Book: 
Genus TADORNA
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1898
Page No: 
427
M_ID: 
364
M_SN: 
Tadorna
Volume: 
Vol. 4
Term name: 
id: 
2316

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