Podiceps ruficollis.

Podiceps ruficollis.

Colymbus ruficollis Vroeg, Cat. d'Ois., Adum., p. 6 (1764).

Type-locality: Holland.

The typical form found in Europe has more black on the chin; the white on the base of the primaries and the secondaries is less in extent.

The Indian form, albipennis, is now generally considered indistinguishable from the African form capensis. Some specimens from Africa certainly have the upper parts very black but a few Indian specimens closely approach them in depth of colour and there is so much overlapping that it seems advisable to retain them for the present under the one name. Comparison of series of breeding birds may show that division is necessary.

The Philippine form, which might possibly wander into Southern Tenasserim, has chestnut under the eye instead of black and is darker above with a longer bill.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.6 1929.
Title in Book: 
Podiceps ruficollis.
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
481
M_ID: 
1954
M_CN: 
Little Grebe
M_SN: 
Tachybaptus ruficollis
Volume: 
Vol. 6
id: 
5315

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