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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: Africa south of the Sahara, the Comoros, and Madagascar
  • Tachybaptus ruficollis albescens: Caucasus east to eastern Kazakhstan, south to India, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar
  • 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
Catalan:
cabusset comú
Czech:
potápka malá
Danish:
Lille Lappedykker
German:
Zwergtaucher
Spanish:
Zampullín común
Finnish:
pikku-uikku
French:
Grèbe castagneux
Croatian:
Mali Gnjurac
Hungarian:
kis vöcsök
Icelandic:
Dverggoði
Italian:
Tuffetto
Japanese (romaji):
kaitsuburi
Japanese:
カイツブリ
Lithuanian:
paprastasis mažasis kragas
Dutch:
Dodaars
Norwegian:
Dvergdykker
Polish:
perkozek (zwyczajny)
Portuguese:
mergulhão-pequeno-castanho
Russian:
Малая поганка
Slovak:
potápka malá
Swedish:
smådopping
Ukrainian:
пірникоза мала
Chinese:
小䴙䴘
Chinese (Traditional):
小鸊鷈


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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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):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
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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 (Klein), Kleindobbertjie (Kleinduikertjie)
Arabic: الغطاس الصغير, غطاس صغير (صغير)
Asturian: Parrulu, Somorguyín común (común)
Azerbaijani: Kiçik batağan [ruficollis qrupu], Kiçik iyrəncə, kiçik maygülü, xırda iyrəncə, xırda maygülü
Bashkir: кесе поганка, кескәй сыпҡай
Belarusian: Коўра малая, Малая коўра
Bulgarian: Малък гмурец, Малък гмурец [Група ruficollis]
Bengali: ছোট ডুবুরি, ডুফুচয , ডুফারু , হছাট ডুফুচয
Bengali (transliteration): chōṭa ḍuburi, ḍubālu, ḍuburi
Breton: Ar plomerig ruz, Plomerig rous
Catalan: Cabusset, cabusset comú, Cabusset comú (comú)
Catalan (Balears): Setmesó
Valencian: Cabussonet
Montenegrin: mali gnjurac, мали гњурац
Montenegrin (Cyrillic): мали гњурац
Czech: potápka malá, potápka malá [skupina ruficollis]
Chuvash: пĕчĕк чăмкăç, печĕк пакăç кăвакал
Welsh: Gwyach fach
Danish: Lille Lappedykker, Lille Lappedykker, Almindelig [ruficollis Gruppe]
German: Zwergtaucher, Zwergtaucher [ruficollis-Gruppe]
Greek: Ναvoβoυτηχτάρι, Νανοβουτηχτάρι [ruficollis ομάδα], Νανοβουτηχτάρι [ruficollis], Νεροβούττης
Greek (Cypriot): Νεροβούττης
Emiliano-romagnolo: Fisulét
English: Dabchick, Little Grebe, Little Grebe (Little)
English, HBW: Little Grebe (Little)
English (IOC): Little Grebe
English (Kenya): Little Grebe
English (Philippines): Little Grebe, Little Grebe (Little)
English (United States): Little Grebe (Little)
English (South Africa): Dabchick (Little)
Esperanto: Malgranda grebo, Malgrande grebo
Spanish: Zampullín Común, Zampullín Común (común), Zampullín Común (grupo ruficollis)
Spanish (Spain): Zampullín Común, Zampullín común (común), Zampullín común (grupo ruficollis)
Spanish (HBW): Little Grebe (Little)
Estonian: Väikepütt, Väikepütt e. punakael-pütt
Basque: Txilinporta txiki, Txilinporta txikia, Txilinporta txikia (ruficollis)
Persian: کشیم کوچک, کشیم کوچک [ruficollis Group]
Finnish: pikku-uikku, pikku-uikku [alalaji ruficollis]
Faroese: Smágjør
French: Grèbe castagneux, Grèbe castagneux (ruficollis)
Friulian: frisul piçul, platicul
Frisian: Dûkerke
Irish: Spágaire Tonn
Gaelic: Spàg-ri-Tòn
Galician: Merguillete común [grupo ruficollis], Mergullón pequeno
Manx: Eean Kereen Beg, Greeb beg
Hebrew: טבלן גמד, טבלן גמדי (אירואסייתי)
Hindi: Mukkulippan
Croatian: Mali Gnjurac
Hungarian: Kis vöcsök , Kis vöcsök [ruficollis csoport]
Armenian: Փոքր Սուզակ, Փոքր սուզակ (Սովորական)
Indonesian: Burung Titihan, Burung Titihan Telaga, Titihan Jelaga, Titihan telaga
Icelandic: Dverggoði, Dverggoði [ruficollis hópur]
Italian: Tuffetto, Tuffetto [gruppo ruficollis]
Japanese (romaji): kaitsuburi, kaitsumuri, nio, nio-dori
Japanese: カイツブリ, カイツブリ (ruficollis グループ), カイツブリ(ruficollis グループ), カイツムリ, ニオ, ニオドリ
Japanese (Kanji): 鳰, 鳰鳥, 鸊鷉
Georgian: მცირე კოკონა, პატარა კოკონა
Kara-Kalpak: кишкене сүңгигир
Kabardian: бабыщыпцӀэ
Mongolian, Halh: ажир, ажир нугас, шунгуур
Kazakh: кіші сұқсыр, Кішкене сұқсыр, кішкене сұқсыр үйрек, кішкентай сұқсұр үйрек
Kazakh (Transliteration): kişkene suqsır
Korean: 논병아리, 논병아리 (ruficollis group)
Korean (Transliteration): non-byeongari
Cornish: Gryb lyha
Kirghiz: кидик арам өрдөк, кичинекей арам өрдөк
Scientific: Colymbus ruficollis, Podiceps fluviatilis, Podiceps ruficollis, Tachybaptus ruficollis, Tachybaptus ruficollis [ruficollis Group], Tachybaptus ruficollis fluviatilis, Tachybaptus ruficollis ruficollis
Luxembourgish: Däichelchen
Lithuanian: Mažasis kragas, Mažasis kragas [ruficollis grupė], Paprastasis mažasis kragas
Latvian: Mazais dūkuris, Mazais dūkuris (ruficollis gr.)
Malagasy: Kiborano
Macedonian: Мал нуркач
Malayalam: മുങ്ങാങ്കോഴി
Mongolian: ажир, ажир нугас, Хурган шунгуур, 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
Mongolian, Chakhar (Peripheral): ажир
Nepali: डुबुल्कीचरा
Dutch: Dodaars, Dodaars (ruficollis groep)
Norwegian: Dvergdykker, dvergdykker (ruficollis gr.)
Livvi (Olonets Karelian): šulkku-uikku, šulku-uikku
Polish: perkozek, perkozek (zwyczajny), perkozek [gr. ruficollis]
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
Rhaeto-Romance: Sfunsella nanina
Romanian: Corcodel mic, Corcodel mic (grupul ruficollis)
Russian: Малая поганка, Малая поганка [группа ruficollis], Поганка малая
Sardinian: Cabussoni
Scots: Spàg-ri-tòn
Northern Sami: Deaggabuokča, Deaggabuokčá, Deaggebuokci
Sinhalese (Transliteration): Punchi Gembithuruwa
Slovak: potápka malá, potápka malá (skup.)
Slovenian: mali ponirek, Mali ponirek [ruficollis]
Albanian: Kredharak i vogël, Kredharaku i vogël
Serbian: mali gnjurac, Mali gnjurac [ruficollis grupa]
Sotho, Southern: Thoboloko
Swedish: Smådopping
Swahili: Kibisi Mdogo
Tamil: Mukkulippan
Thai: นกเป็ดผี, นกเป็ดผีเล็ก , นกเป็ดผีเล็ก (ธรรมดา)
Thai (Transliteration): nók pèt-pʰĭi, nók pèt-pʰĭi lék
Turkmen: kiçi tersaýak
Turkish: Küçük batagan, Küçük batağan, Küçük Batağan [ruficollis Grubu], Yumurtapiçi, Кішкене сұқсыр
Tatar: кече чомга , кечкенә чомга
Tuvinian: Бичии ырыксыс
Ukrainian: Пірникоза мала, Пірникоза мала [група ruficollis]
Uzbek: қанжир, кичик қўнғир
Vietnamese: Chim ba nhíc, Chim Bánh ít, Chim lặn, Chim lặn nhỏ, Chim Le hôi, Le hôi
Kalmyk: баһ җоода
Xhosa: Unolwilwilwi
Chinese: 小䴙䴘, 小䴙䴘(广布), 水葫芦, 王八鴨子, 王八鸭子
Chinese (Traditional): 小鷿鷈, 小鸊鷈, 小鸊鷈(ruficollis群), 水葫蘆, 王八鴨子
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 小鷿鷈
Chinese (Taiwan):

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