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tacruf 1577.jpg (24801 bytes) Dabchick Alternate name
Tachybaptus ruficollis Scientific name
Podicipediformes Order
Podicipedidae Family
25-29cm Length
Lakes, slow moving rivers canals. See map & notes Habitat-Altitude-Range
1-8 eggs on large floating nest. Clutch
Insects, larvae, small fish, water snails. Food  
Rarely seen flying Habits
3611 - TSN: 563259 World Number
Least concern Status

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Little Grebe Marco Dragonetti Padule di Scarlino, Grosseto Italy XC40188 calls and song

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T. r. ruficollis is found from Europe and western Russia south to North Africa.[3]
T. r. iraquensis is found in southeastern Iraq and southwestern Iran.[3]
T. r. capensis is found in Sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, and the Indian subcontinent, extending east to Burma.[3]
T. r. poggei is found from southeastern to northeastern Asia, Hainan, Taiwan, Japan, and south Kuril Islands.[3]
T. r. philippensis is found in the northern Philippines.[3]
T. r. cotobato is found on Mindanao.[3]
T. r. tricolor is found from Sulawesi to New Guinea and the Lesser Sundas.[3]
T. r. volcanorum is found from Java to Timor.[3]
T. r. collaris is found from northeastern New Guinea to Bougainville
 

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Afrikaans: Kleindobbertjie
Arabic: الغطاس الصغير, الغطاس الصغير غطاس
Asturian: Parrulu, Semerguyu Nanu
Azerbaijani: Kiçik iyrəncə
Belarusian: Мала паганка, Малая коўра
Bulgarian: Малък гмурец
Breton: Ar plomerig ruz, Plomerig rous
Catalan: Cabusset, Cabussonet, Setmesó
Catalan (Balears): Setmesó
Valencian: Cabussonet
Czech: Potápka malá
Welsh: Gwyach bach, Gwyach fach, Gwyach lleiaf, Harri-gwlych-dy-big, Tintroed fach
Danish: Lille lappedykker
German: Zwergsteißfuß, Zwergtaucher
Greek: (Κοκκινόλαιμο) Νανοβουτηχτάρι, Νανοβουτηχτάρι
Emiliano-romagnolo: Fisulét
English: Common Dabchick, Common grebe, Dabchick, Little Dabchick, Little Grebe, Red-throated Dabch, Red-throated grebe, Red-throated Littl, Red-throated Little Grebe
Esperanto: Malgrande grebo
Spanish: Zampullín chico, Zampullin Comun, Zampullín Común
Estonian: punakael-pütt, Väikepütt
Basque: Cabusset, Txilinporta txikia
Finnish: Pikkuuikku, Pikku-uikku
Faroese: Smágjřr
French: Grčbe castagneux
Frisian: Dűkerke
Irish: Ducaire, Spágaire Tonn, Tomaire beag
Gaelic: Spŕg-ri-Tňn
Galician: Cabusset, Mergullón pequeno
Manx: Eean Kereen Beg
Hebrew: טבלן גמד, טבלן גמדי
Hindi: Mukkulippan, Tanni pullu
Croatian: Gnjurac pilinorac, Mali Gnjurac
Hungarian: Kis vöcsök
Armenian: [Pokr Suzak ], Փոքր Սուզակ
Indonesian: Titihan, Titihan Jelaga
Icelandic: Dverggođi
Italian: Tuffetto, Tuffetto comune
Japanese: kaitsuburi, Kaitsumuri, Nio, Nio-dori, nodogurokaitsuburi
Japanese: カイツブリ, カイツムリ, ニオ, ニオドリ
Georgian: პატარა კოკონა
Kazakh: Кішкене сұқсыр
Korean: 논병아리
Kashmiri: [Tech]
Cornish: Gryb lyha
Latin: Podiceps ruficollis, Tachybaptus fluviatilis, Tachybaptus rufficollis, Tachybaptus ruficollis
Lithuanian: Mażasis kragas, Mažasis kragas
Latvian: Mazais dūkuris, Mazais dūkurītis
Malagasy: Fanaliandro, Kiborano, Tsiriry, Vivy
Macedonian: Мал нуркач, Мало штипче
Mongolian: Бяцхан шунгуур
Rennell: manusingé
Malay: Grebe Kecil
Maltese: Blonġun Żgħir
Dutch: Dodaars
Norwegian: Dvergdykker
Polish: perkozek, perkozek (zwyczajny), perkozek zwyczajny, zwyczajny
Portuguese: mergulhăo pequeno, Mergulhăo-pequeno
Romansh: Sfunsella nanina
Russian: Малая поганка, Поганка малая
Sardinian: Cabussoni
Scots: Spŕg-ri-tňn
Northern Sami: Deaggebuokci
Slovak: potápka hnedá, Potápka malá
Slovenian: mali ponirek
Albanian: Kredharaku i vogël
Serbian: gnjurac, mali gnjurac, Мали гнјурац, Мали гњурац
Sotho, Southern: Thoboloko
Swedish: Smĺdopping
Swahili: Kibisi Mdogo
Tamil: [Tanni pullu, Mukkulippan]
Thai: นกเป็ดผีเล็ก
Turkish: küçük batagan, Küçük batağan, Küçük Bataşan, Küçük Yumurta Piçi, Yumurtapiçi
Tuvinian: Бичии ырыксыс
Ukrainian: Малий норець, Пірникоза мала
Vietnamese: Chim le hôi, Le hôi
Xhosa: Unolwilwilwi
Chinese: [shui hulu], [xiao piti], 小䴙䴘, 小(辟鳥)(虒鳥), 小, 小鷿鷈, 小鸊鷉, 水葫芦
Chinese (Taiwan): [xiao piti], 小鷿鷈

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