little grebe

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little grebe

n
(Animals) a small brownish European diving bird, Podiceps ruficollis, frequenting lakes, family Podicipitidae (grebes)
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Noun1.little grebe - small European grebelittle grebe - small European grebe      
grebe - small compact-bodied almost completely aquatic bird that builds floating nests; similar to loons but smaller and with lobate rather than webbed feet
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References in periodicals archive ?
Studies on the Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis and Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus have shown that these birds spend more time on foraging during the latter stages of winter to accumulate enough energy for migration and breeding in the spring (Chen et al., 2015).
First record of Eustrongylides tubifex (Dioctophymatidae) from little grebes, Tachybaptus ruficollis, in Japan.