329. Podicipes albescens

329. Podicipes albescens.

Male 7 1/2". Legs greenish. Bill black. Forehead and fore part of crown black. Hind part of crown, nape, and foreneck chestnut (the collar is unlike that of any known species). Above white, with dark shaft stripes. Secondaries white, with dark shaft stripes. A single specimen obtained by the late Mr. Mandelli in Sikkim. Considered by many to be a partial albino of P. albipennis. (B, iv, 476.)

330. Podicipes philippensis.

Male 9 1/2". Legs blackish grey. Bill black, whitish at tip. Differs from P. fluviatilis in having the rufous of face continued right up to the eye and over greater part of the throat. Chin and upper throat blackish. Breast and abdomen silvery white, slightly mottled blackish. Inner secondaries with inner webs and tips white, rest of outer webs brown. S. China, ranging to Burma, Philippines, and Borneo. (B. M. Cat., xxvi. 511.)

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: 
329. Podicipes albescens
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
329
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
290
M_ID: 
1954
M_CN: 
Little Grebe
M_SN: 
Tachybaptus ruficollis
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
13214

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