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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
Translations
dvergdykker
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Little by name, little by nature, the little grebe is around half the size of a moorhen and is a dumpy bird with a pale "powder puff" below its tail.
As well as the expected thrushes and waders, some have recorded species such as Bittern, Little Grebe and Common Scoter.
A little grebe, or dabchick, treated at the Scottish SPCA centre in Fishcross has been released back into the wild.
A neighbouring sign about visiting birds includes grey heron and little grebe.
According to survey 50-67 species of birds, including some rare and endangered species like Siberian hans, Keel, Buck, Common Coot, Grey Heron and Little Grebe from New Zealand, America, Australia and Pakistan fly to Gharana wetland every year'.
We have mallards, coot, herons, geese, kingfisher, greater crested grebe and little grebe. There's also the fluffy wildlife - squirrels, rabbits, and you might also catch sight of a muntjac deer."
On the river, the birdlife includes reed warblers, grey wagtails, kingfishers, occasional dippers and tufted ducks, little grebe, moorhen, mallard, coot, herons, unwelcome Canada geese, and swans.
I have seen a grey heron catch and swallow a little grebe, while herons are believed to have brought about the demise of the occasional water vole which has been spotted lately at RSPB Saltholme.
birds, Region Date n = 167 Anatidae Baikal teal (Anas 122 Donglim Jan 17-22 formosa) Reservoir 1 Jeonbuk Jan 21 5 Geumgang Jan 22, 27 River 20 Chungnam Jan 23 Bean goose (Anser 9 Donglim Jan 19-21 fabalis) Reservoir 1 Incheon Feb 1 1 Gyeonggi Mar 9 Mallard (Anas 1 Jeonnam Jan 27 platyrhychos) 1 Jeonnam Jan 29 White-fronted goose 1 Gyeonggi Jan 28 (Anser albifrons) Whooper swan (Cygnus 1 Jeonbuk Feb 6 cygnus) Other (not Anatidae) Coot (Fulica atra) 1 Donglim Jan 22 Reservoir Little grebe 2 Gyeonggi Feb 27 (Podicdeps ruficollis) Great egret (Egretta 1 Jeonbuk Mar 8 alba alba) Family/species No.
Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus), Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) and Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) showed the highest occurrence whereas Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) and White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) occurred less frequently.