20 cm; 170 g
Sides and front of neck dark rufous-chestnut; pale gape-spot
distinctive. Eyes dark red.
paler, chestnut on neck becoming brownish white.
Like non-br ad with black streaking on head and neck.
common and widespread grebe in region. Resident with local movements
in response to water levels; usually in pairs or small groups.
inland water bodies; also saltpans and estuaries.
animals including fish, frogs, tadpoles and insects.
high-pitched descending trill.
Nest a floating heap of plant material.
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