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.)