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Little Grebe

Tachybaptus ruficollis

Description:

The Little Grebe is a small water bird with a pointed bill. The adult is unmistakable in summer, predominantly dark above with its rich, rufous colour neck, cheeks and flanks, and bright yellow gape. The rufous is replaced by a dirty brownish grey in non-breeding and juvenile birds.

Notes:

local ponds.

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Tachybaptus ruficollis


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4 Comments

Frechdachs
Frechdachs 9 years ago

Very cute :)

ChimeTsetan
ChimeTsetan 9 years ago

thanks you for the id newssantalucia... :)

JillyEnFuego
JillyEnFuego 9 years ago

Looks very similar to a wetlands bird we have called a Pied-Billed Grebe. Maybe a cousin?

SantaLuciaReserve
SantaLuciaReserve 9 years ago

Looks a lot like the ones we get in the UK, I think their range extends down into Asia..

ChimeTsetan
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ChimeTsetan

Hubballi, Goa, India

Spotted on Nov 12, 2011
Submitted on Nov 12, 2011

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