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Little or Australasian Grebe

Tachybaptus [ruficollis or novaehollandiae] (= Tachybaptus ruficollis) (Pallas, PS 1764)

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  Tachybaptus ruficollis

Original description

  (Pallas, PS 1764)

   Adumbr., in Bered. Cat. Vog. Dier. [Vroeg]

  Colymbus ruficollis

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  TSN: 563259

Geographic range:

  • Tachybaptus ruficollis ruficollis: Europe east to the Ural Mountains, wintering south to Egypt; also breeds northwest Africa from Western Sahara east to Tunisia, populations in Libya and the Nile Delta not assigned to subspecies
  • Tachybaptus ruficollis capensis: Africa, primarily south of the Sahara but breeding north to Egypt in the east; also 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)
  • Tachybaptus ruficollis tricolor: Sulawesi to New Guinea and Lesser Sundas
  • Tachybaptus ruficollis vulcanorum: Java to Timor
  • Tachybaptus ruficollis collaris: NE New Guinea to Bougainville (Solomon Islands)
  • Tachybaptus novaehollandiae novaehollandiae: Timor and southern New Guinea to Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand
  • Tachybaptus novaehollandiae leucosternos: Vanuatu and New Caledonia
  • Tachybaptus novaehollandiae rennellianus: Rennell (Solomon Islands)
  • Tachybaptus novaehollandiae javanicus: Java
  • Tachybaptus novaehollandiae fumosus: Sangihe I. and Talaud Islands (off ne Sulawesi)
  • Tachybaptus novaehollandiae incola: N New Guinea
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Little or Australasian Grebe
Grèbe castagneux ou G. australasien

Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Little or Australasian Grebe ( Tachybaptus [ruficollis or novaehollandiae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Little, Tricolored or Australasian Grebe ( Tachybaptus [ruficollis, tricolor or novaehollandiae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Little, Tricolored or Australasian Grebe ( Tachybaptus [ruficollis, tricolor or novaehollandiae])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Little, Tricolored or Australasian Grebe ( Tachybaptus [ruficollis, tricolor or novaehollandiae])
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Poliocephalus ruficollis [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

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English: Little or Australasian Grebe, Little, Tricolored or Australasian Grebe
Esperanto: Malgrande grebo
French: Grèbe castagneux, Grèbe castagneux ou G. australasien, Grèbe castagneux, G. tricolore ou G. australasien
Scientific: Colymbus ruficollis, Poliocephalus ruficollis, Tachybaptus [ruficollis or novaehollandiae], Tachybaptus [ruficollis, tricolor or novaehollandiae], Tachybaptus ruficollis, Tachybaptus ruficollis ruficollis
Nepali: डुबुल्कीचरा
Ukrainian: Пірникоза мала

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