Little Grebe

Tachybaptus ruficollis



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


Pic: Sujesh S. A Little Grebe coming into breeding plumage

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