Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Grebes :: Little Grebe
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Described by: Pallas (1764)
Alternate common name(s): Dabchick, Common Grebe, Red-throated Little Grebe, Red-throated Grebe
Old scientific name(s): Podiceps ruficollis
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RangeS. Palearctic, Africa s. of Sahara, se. Asia and n. Australasian Region;
(1) Ireland, Scotland, England, s. Sweden, Denmark, Lithuania to ex. sw. Latvia and e. to the Ural Mountains and n. Caspian Sea in se. Russia and s. to Portugal, Spain, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Poland (Karsiborska Kepa in the Swina River Delta), Switzerland, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, w. Syria and Israel, and nw. North Africa (Morocco, ex. nw. Rio de Oro, n. Algeria and n. Tunisia).
(2) Iraq and sw. Iran.
(3) Caucasus Mountains, Armenia, Iran, Afghanistan to Kazakhstan (Aral Sea and Lake Balkhash), w. China (w. Sinkiang, sw. Tibet and probably n. Tsinghai), Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Burma, then s. locally in Saudi Arabia, n. and s. Yemen, Oman and Egypt (Nile Delta), in Africa s. of the Sahara from ex. sw. Mauritania, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Liberia, ne. Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, sw. Mali, Burkina Faso, s. Niger, Nigeria, e. and n. Cameroon, Chad, c. Central African Republic through c. Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, w. Somalia, Kenya (larger lakes of the Rift Valley highlands and Arusha NP), Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zaire, Congo, Gabon, w., s. and e. Angola, Zambia, Malawi, w. and s. Mozambique, Zimbabwe, borders of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Madagascar, Comoro Is.
(4) Soviet Far East (Ussuriland, Lake Khanka), s. Kuril Is., c. and e. China from Manchuria, Kirin, Liaoning s. to Hainan Is., Korea, Kruil Is., Japan, Ryukyu Is. s. to e. Burma, n. and s. Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, to peninsular Thailand.
(5) Taiwan (may be (4)x(6)), Philippines, Palawan Is.
(6) Philippines (confined to Mindanao in Cotabato Province).
(7) Java, Bali and the Lesser Sundas to Timor Is. Perhaps Sumatra.
(8) Sulawesi, Moluccas, Kai Is.
(9) Ne. New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago (New Ireland, New Britain) and Admiralty Is. Solomon Is. (Bougainville).
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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