Little Grebe

Tachybaptus ruficollis - Grèbe castagneux

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Podicipediformes

  • Family
    :

    Podicipédidés

  • Genus
    :

    Tachybaptus

  • Species
    :

    ruficollis

Descriptor

Pallas, 1764

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 29 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 40 à 45 cm.
  • Weight
    : 100 à 200 g
Longevity

13 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) is a species of bird in the Podicipedidae family.

Subspecific information 7 Subspecies

  • Tachybaptus ruficollis ruficollis (Europe to the Ural Mts. and nw Africa)
  • Tachybaptus ruficollis albescens (Caucasus to Myanmar and Sri Lanka)
  • Tachybaptus ruficollis iraquensis (Iraq, sw Iran)
  • Tachybaptus ruficollis capensis (Africa s of the Sahara, Madagascar)
  • Tachybaptus ruficollis poggei (ne to se Asia, Kuril Is., Japan, Taiwan)
  • Tachybaptus ruficollis philippensis (Philippines. except Mindanao.)
  • Tachybaptus ruficollis cotabato (Mindanao. Philippines.)

Foreign names

  • Grèbe castagneux,
  • Zampullín Común,
  • Mergulhão-pequeno,
  • Zwergtaucher,
  • Kis vöcsök,
  • Dodaars,
  • Tuffetto comune,
  • Smådopping,
  • Dvergdykker,
  • potápka malá,
  • potápka malá,
  • Lille Lappedykker,
  • pikku-uikku,
  • Kleindobbertjie,
  • cabusset comú,
  • Dverggoði,
  • perkozek (zwyczajny),
  • mazais dūkuris,
  • mali ponirek,
  • Малая поганка,
  • Titihan telaga,
  • カイツブリ,
  • 小,
  • นกเป็ดผีเล็ก,
  • 小鸊鷈,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Freshwater Springs and Oases, Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes ; Marine Neritic : Estuaries ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Water Storage Areas (over 8ha)

Geographic range

Illustration

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