Little grebe

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The Little grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis is small diving water bird, and is the smallest member of the Grebe family, It is of Type – waterbird, Family Podicipedidae, and Order Podicipediformes. It has a very extensive range over the whole of Eurasia and Africa, but has a very complicated patchwork of breeding, non-breeding and resident populations, the same applies over the AWB Region where it is present in most countries, and it can frequently be found on isolated stretches of water.

Type - waterbird - nests in small colonies in densely vegetated fresh water margins.
Summer Habitat - open water wetlands with vegetated margins
Winter Habitat - sheltered coasts and bays, more open wetlands, 
Resident Habitat - fresh water lakes, 

Order:  Podicipediformes
Family: Podicipedidae
Genus: Tachybaptus

Species: Tachybaptus ruficollis
Little grebe - Species - ebird.org
Little grebe - Species sheet - wikipedia.org
Little grebe - Guide - rspb.org.uk
Little grebe - Birds - oiseaux.net
Little grebe - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org

Additional Material...
Little grebe - Images - google. com
Little grebe - Video - youtube.com
Little grebe - Datazone - birdlife.org

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