NETTA

(Anatidae; Ϯ Red-crested Pochard N. rufina) Gr. νηττα nētta or νησσα nēssa  duck. In Gr. myth. Nēssa was one of the Pierides, who, having failed to best the Muses in a singing contest, was transformed into a duck. "1. Anas rufina  ...  1. Hollenente. Netta*)  E[ntwickelung]. Wie gewöhnlich.  Ch[arakter]. Sehr große Moorenten mit breiter, dicker Holle.  L[ebensart]. Hierin gleichen sie den Moorenten.  ...  *) νηττα, Ente." (Kaup 1829); "Netta Kaup, Skizz. Entw.-Gesch. Eur. Thierw., 1829, p. 102. Type, by monotypy, Anas rufina Pallas." (Peters 1931, 1, 173).
Synon. BrantaCallichen, Mergoides, Metopiana, Phaeonetta, Phoeoaythia.

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Recommended citation
Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 15 December 2018).