Species Thalassornis leuconotus Eyton, 1838 (White-backed duck)

Biological classification:
  • kingdom: Animalia
  • - phylum: Chordata
  • -- order: Anseriformes
  • --- family: Anatidae
  • ---- species: Thalassornis leuconotus
Characteristics:omnivore; body-length: 43 cm, brown plumage speckled with black; white patch at the base of the bill; in flight the white back becomes visible
References:Sinclair 1994: 68
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