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Little Grebe

Tachybaptus ruficollis (Pallas, 1764)

The Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis), also known as Dabchick, is a member of the grebe family of water birds. At 23 to 29 cm in length it is the smallest European member of its family. It is commonly found in open bodies of water across most of its range. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Podicipediformes
Family:
  Podicipedidae
Genus:
  Tachybaptus

Scientific:
  Tachybaptus ruficollis

Citation:
  (Pallas, 1764)

Reference:
  Cat.Ois.[Vroeg]Adumbr. p.6 no.281

Protonym:
  Colymbus ruficollis

Avibase ID:
  71682A477CFD47A8

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/71682A47

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 563259

Geographic range:

  • Tachybaptus ruficollis ruficollis: Europe east to Ural Mountains and nw Africa
  • Tachybaptus ruficollis [capensis or albescens]: Caucasus to Myanmar and Sri Lanka; Africa s of the Sahara
  • Tachybaptus ruficollis iraquensis: Iraq and sw Iran
  • Tachybaptus ruficollis poggei: SE to ne Asia, Hainan, Taiwan, Japan and s Kuril Islands
  • Tachybaptus ruficollis philippensis: N Philippine Islands
  • Tachybaptus ruficollis cotabato: Mindanao (s Philippines)
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English:
Little Grebe
Czech:
potápka malá
German:
Zwergtaucher
Danish:
Lille Lappedykker
Spanish:
Zampullín Común
Finnish:
pikku-uikku
French:
Grèbe castagneux
Icelandic:
Dverggoði
Italian:
Tuffetto
Japanese:
kaitsuburi
Japanese:
カイツブリ
Dutch:
Dodaars
Norwegian:
Dvergdykker
Polish:
perkozek
Portuguese:
Mergulhão-pequeno
Portuguese (Brazil):
Mergulhão-pequeno-europeio
Russian:
Малая поганка
Slovak:
potápka malá
Swedish:
smådopping
Ukrainian:
Пірникоза мала
Chinese:
小䴙䴘


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Little Grebe ( Tachybaptus ruficollis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Little Grebe ( Tachybaptus ruficollis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Little Grebe ( Tachybaptus ruficollis) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Little Grebe (Little) ( Tachybaptus ruficollis [ruficollis Group])
eBird version 2019:
Little Grebe (Little) ( Tachybaptus ruficollis [ruficollis Group])
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Little Grebe ( Tachybaptus ruficollis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Little Grebe ( Tachybaptus ruficollis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Little Grebe ( Tachybaptus ruficollis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Little Grebe ( Tachybaptus ruficollis) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Little Grebe ( Tachybaptus ruficollis) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Tachybaptus ruficollis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Tachybaptus [ruficollis or tricolor] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Kleindobbertjie, Kleindobbertjie (Kleinduikertjie)
Arabic: الغطاس الصغير
Asturian: Parrulu
Azerbaijani: Kiçik iyrəncə
Belarusian: Коўра малая, Малая коўра
Bulgarian: Малък гмурец
Bengali: ছোট ডুবুরি
Breton: Ar plomerig ruz
Catalan: Cabusset, cabusset comú
Catalan (Balears): Setmesó
Valencian: Cabussonet
Montenegrin: mali gnjurac
Czech: potápka malá
Welsh: Gwyach fach
Danish: Lille Lappedykker
German: Zwergtaucher
Greek: Νεροβούττης
Greek (Cypriot): Νεροβούττης
Emiliano-romagnolo: Fisulét
English: Dabchick, Little Grebe, Little Grebe (Little)
English (IOC): Little Grebe
English (Kenya): Little Grebe
English (Philippines): Little Grebe, Little Grebe (Little)
Esperanto: Malgrande grebo
Spanish: Zampullín Común
Spanish (Spain): Zampullín Común, Zampullín común (común)
Spanish (HBW): Little Grebe (Little)
Estonian: Väikepütt e. punakael-pütt
Basque: Txilinporta txikia
Persian: کشیم کوچک
Finnish: pikku-uikku
Faroese: Smágjør
French: Grèbe castagneux
Frisian: Dûkerke
Irish: Spágaire Tonn
Gaelic: Spàg-ri-Tòn
Galician: Mergullón pequeno
Manx: Eean Kereen Beg
Hebrew: טבלן גמד
Hindi: Mukkulippan
Croatian: Mali Gnjurac
Hungarian: Kis vöcsök
Armenian: Փոքր Սուզակ
Indonesian: Burung Titihan, Burung Titihan Telaga, Titihan Jelaga, Titihan telaga
Icelandic: Dverggoði
Italian: Tuffetto
Japanese: kaitsuburi, kaitsumuri, nio, nio-dori
Japanese: カイツブリ, カイツムリ, ニオ, ニオドリ
Japanese (Kanji): 鳰, 鳰鳥, 鸊鷉
Georgian: მცირე კოკონა, პატარა კოკონა
Kazakh: Кішкене сұқсыр
Kazakh (Transliteration): kişkene suqsır
Korean: 논병아리
Korean (Transliteration): non-byeongari
Cornish: Gryb lyha
Scientific: Colymbus ruficollis, Podiceps ruficollis, Tachybaptus ruficollis, Tachybaptus ruficollis [ruficollis Group], Tachybaptus ruficollis ruficollis
Luxembourgish: Däichelchen
Lithuanian: Mažasis kragas, Paprastasis mažasis kragas
Latvian: Mazais dūkuris
Malagasy: Kiborano
Macedonian: Мал нуркач
Malayalam: മുങ്ങാങ്കോഴി
Mongolian: Хурган шунгуур
Mongolian (Bichig): ᠬᠣᠷᠠᠭᠠᠨ ᠱᠣᠩᠭᠣᠭᠣᠷ
Mongolian (Bichig, Inner Mongolia): ᠠᠵᠢᠷ
Mongolian (Cyrillic, Inner Mongolia): Ажир, Нударган нугас
Mongolian (Transliteration): ajir, khurg aŋ shuŋguur, nudargan nugas
Moldavian: Corcodel mic
Malay: Burung Gerib Kecil, Burung Grebe Kecil
Maltese: Blonġun Żgħir
Dutch: Dodaars
Norwegian: Dvergdykker
Polish: perkozek, perkozek (zwyczajny)
Pinyin: shuǐ húlu, wáng-bā yāzi, xiǎo pìtī
Portuguese: Mergulhão-pequeno, Mergulhão-pequeno-castanho
Portuguese (Brazil): Mergulhão-pequeno-europeio, Mergulhão-pequeno-europeio (grupo ruficollis)
Portuguese (Portugal): Mergulhão-pequeno, Mergulhão-pequeno [grupo ruficollis]
Romansh: Sfunsella nanina
Romanian: Corcodel mic
Russian: Малая поганка, Поганка малая
Sardinian: Cabussoni
Scots: Spàg-ri-tòn
Sindhi: ٽ ڇ٘ ي ٽ ؿًټ
Northern Sami: Deaggebuokci
Slovak: potápka malá
Slovenian: mali ponirek
Albanian: Kredharaku i vogël
Serbian: mali gnjurac
Sotho, Southern: Thoboloko
Swedish: Smådopping
Swahili: Kibisi Mdogo
Tamil: Mukkulippan
Thai: นกเป็ดผี, นกเป็ดผีเล็ก
Thai (Transliteration): nók pèt-pʰĭi, nók pèt-pʰĭi lék
Turkish: Küçük batagan, Küçük batağan, Yumurtapiçi, Кішкене сұқсыр
Tuvinian: Бичии ырыксыс
Ukrainian: Пірникоза мала
Vietnamese: Chim ba nhíc, Chim Bánh ít, Chim lặn, Chim lặn nhỏ, Chim Le hôi, Le hôi
Xhosa: Unolwilwilwi
Chinese: 小䴙䴘, 水葫芦, 王八鴨子, 王八鸭子
Chinese (Traditional): 小鷿鷈, 小鸊鷈, 水葫蘆, 王八鴨子
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 小鷿鷈
Chinese (Taiwan):

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