Podiceps cristatus

Podiceps cristatus, Lin.

974. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 821; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. V, p. 224; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind,p. 311.

THE CRESTED GREBE.

Length, 22 ; wing, 7.5 ; bill at front, 2.37; tarsus, 2. Bill brown, tip white, beneath and at the sides reddish ; irides crimson-red ; naked lores red; feet plumbeous externally, within greenish-yellow.

Head (with a double occipital crest) shining-back, which color descends along the back of the neck; lower neck above ashy-brown ; back and wings, including scapulars and middle-coverts, brown, with a blackish-green lustre; lesser wing-coverts and secondaries white; cheeks and throat fulvous-white, succeeded by a wide frieze or collar, chesnut above, shining black below; lower neck, breast and abdomen silky-white, tinged with rufous and ashy on the sides of the breast and abdomen.

The young bird has the head brown; the crest undeveloped; face and ears white, bordered with a rusty collar and a much smaller bill.

The Crested Grebe is a not uncommon cold weather visitant to the Kurrachee Coast, and has been obtained on some of the larger tanks in Guzerat.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Podiceps cristatus
Spp Author: 
Lin.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
418
Common name: 
Crested Grebe
M_ID: 
2002
M_CN: 
Great Crested Grebe
M_SN: 
Podiceps cristatus
Term name: 
id: 
12196

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