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Small Grebe; short neck; short and straight beak; black head, nape, breast and back; dark reddish-brown cheeks, throat and neck; dark green legs; reddish-brown iris; plump, rounded body In breeding plumage - rufous cheeks and neck sides and yellow patch at base of bill Photo taken at Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
large water-bodies with plenty of vegetation; lakes and ponds; village tanks, reservoirs and ditches.
info taken from: 1.Birds of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh By – Bikram Grewal, Sumit Sen, Sarwandeep Singh, Nikhil Devasar and Garima Bhatia 2.Birds of the Indian Subcontinent By – Richard Grimmett, Carl Inskipp and Tim Inskipp