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Alaotra Grebe

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The species Alaotra Grebe is extinct.

Tachybaptus rufolavatus

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[edit] Identification

25 cm. Dark, oily blackish cap, and line down nape, pale cinnamon throat and ear-coverts, mottled dusky and rufous underparts, dark brown back, pale yellow iris, and variable pale gape-wattles, solid, blackish bill with white tip.

[edit] Distribution

Lake Alaotra, Madagascar. Last reported 1950, this species is labeled extinct by the 2010 Birdlife International red list. The likely cause of extinction was an invasive, carnivorous fish.

[edit] Taxonomy

Monotypic.

[edit] Habitat

Wetlands and lakes.

[edit] Behaviour

The diet includes fish.

[edit] References

  1. Birdlife International news story about the extinction of this species

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