328. Podicipes albipennis

328. Podicipes albipennis.

THE DABCHICK or INDIAN LITTLE GREBE.

Panturri, Churaka, India; Dubari,Bengal; Manu-gudi-kodi (Telugu); Mukelepan, Ceylon.

Male 8" to 9". Legs greenish. Bill from gape 1", decurved, black, with white tip. Chin black. Cheeks, ear-coverts, and sides of neck bright chestnut. Above black, tinged green.— In winter: Crown and hind neck brown, chin white. Distinguished from P. fluviatilis by having the secondaries white throughout in adults, and the black on chin and sides of face less extended. India, Ceylon, and Burma, Nest usually floating. Four or five eggs (1-39 x 0-99), white discoloured. (J. 975. B. 1617.)

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: 
328. Podicipes albipennis
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
328
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
290
Common name: 
Dabchick Or Indian Little Grebe
M_ID: 
1954
M_CN: 
Little Grebe
M_SN: 
Tachybaptus ruficollis
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
13213

Add new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith