Family PODICIPEDIDAE

Family PODICIPEDIDAE.

Hind toe raised and lobed. Anterior toes with lateral lobes webbed at base. Tail rudimentary or wanting. Under plumage silky. Feathers of forehead normal. Head often tufted. Twelve primaries.— Young striped black and white, hatched covered with down and able to swim. Cosmopolitan. Grebes have a habit of eating their own feathers. Floating nest, three to six eggs, pale green.

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
Family PODICIPEDIDAE
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
287
M_ID: 
1951
M_SN: 
Podicipedidae
Volume: 
4th ed.
Term name: 
id: 
13209

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