1215. Podicipes nigricollis

1215. EARED GREBE.
PODICIPES NIGRICOLLIS.
Podicipes nigricollis, E. L. Brehm, Vog. Deutschl, p. 963 (1831) ; Gould, B. of Gt. Brit. v. pl. 41 ; Dresser, viii. p. 631, pl. 632 ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 513 ; Seebohm, B. Jap. Emp. p. 366 ; Blanf. F. Brit. Ind. Birds, p. 474 ; Ogilvie Grant, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxvi. p. 532 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 1258 ; Saunders, p. 723 ; Lilford, vi. p. 117, pl. 51 ; P. auritus, Lath. (nec. Linn.), Ind. Orn. ii. p. 781 (1790) ; ii. (Naum.), ix. p. 768, Taf. 246 ; Hewitson, ii. p. 445, pl. cxxi. fig. 2 ; Gould, B. of E. v. pl. 391.
Grebe oreillard, French ; Mergulhao, Portug. ; Crasso piccolo, Ital. ; Geohrter Steissfuss, German ; Geoorde-Fuut, Dutch ; Oret-lappedykker, Dan. ; Sorthalset-Toplom, Norweg. ; Svarthalsad-Dopping, Swed. ; Ouchastaya-Gagara, Russ.
Male ad. (Sarepta). Differs from P. auritus in having the head, neck, and upper parts black ; a broad stripe from the eye covering the auriculars warm golden yellow, the flanks fox-red, and the lower abdomen greyish black ; bill upcurved, black, reddish at the base ; legs dull greenish black ; iris bright red. Culmen 0.92, wing 4.9, tarsus 1.6 inch. Sexes alike. In winter the golden stripe is absent, and the chin and throat are white.
Hab. Central and Southern Europe, rare in Sweden, Finland, and Britain, but has bred in Denmark ; Africa in winter ; Asia north to Dauria, east to Japan, south to China and India.
In habits and nidification this Grebe resembles P. auritus. Its call-note is a soft, clear bib, bib, and its pairing cry a clear bide wide wide wide wide. Its 4 to 5 eggs, which are laid in May, resemble those of P. auritus, and measure about 1.66 by 1.17.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1215. Podicipes nigricollis
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1215
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
880
Common name: 
Eared Grebe
M_ID: 
2009
M_CN: 
Black-necked Grebe
M_SN: 
Podiceps nigricollis
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10209

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