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Little Grebe

Tachybaptus ruficollis

FAMILY PODICIPEDIDAE
(GREBES)

Habitat: Freshwater lakes with vegetation

Distribution: Europe, much of Asia down to New Guinea and most of Africa

Diet: Fish and aquatic invertebrates

Distinguishing features: Small size, black pointed bill (yellow in juveniles), rich rufous colour neck, cheeks and flanks during breeding, replaced by dirty brownish grey in non-breeding, bright yellow gape





30-Sep-2011
30-Sep-2011 Little Egret Pic: Sujesh S.
Pic: Sujesh S.   A Little Grebe coming into breeding plumage