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Hoary-headed Grebe

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Alternate name
Poliocephalus poliocephalus Scientific name
Podicipediformes Order
Podicipedidae Family
29 - 30 cm Length
Estuarine water, saltmarsh, lagoons & freshwater lakes. Altitude up to 1,000 m.[ Austrailia:- New South Wales, Australian Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria & Western Austrailia. Lord Howe Island & Kangaroo Island] [New Zealand:- North Island New Zealand, South Island New Zealand, Snares Island, Habitat-Altitude-Range
3 - 6 eggs Incubation 25 days Clutch
Aquatic insects, small fish, amphibians and crustaceans. Food  
3618 - TSN: 562371 World Number
Least Concern Status


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Czech: Potápka šedohlavá
Danish: Gråhovedet Lappedykker
German: Haarschopftaucher
English: Australian Hoary-headed Grebe, Dabchick, Hoary headed Grebe, Hoary-headed Dabch, Hoary-headed gerbe, Hoary-headed Grebe
Spanish: Somormujo de Tasmania, Zampullín Canoso
Estonian: viirpea-pütt
Finnish: Mustaniskauikku
French: Grèbe argenté, Grèbe poliocéphale
Italian: Svasso canuto, Svasso dalla testa canuta, Svasso testacanuta
Japanese: shiragakaitsuburi
Japanese: シラガカイツブリ
Latin: Podiceps poliocephalus, Poliocephalus poliocephalus
Dutch: Grijskopfuut
Norwegian: Sølvhodedykker
Polish: Perkoz australijski, perkoz sedziwy, perkoz sędziwy
Russian: Австралийская белоголовая поганка, Белоголовая Поганка, Седоголовая поганка
Slovak: Potápka sivohlavá
Swedish: Gråhuvad dopping
Chinese: 灰头䴙䴘
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