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Atitlan Grebe

From Opus

The species Atitlan Grebe is extinct.

Podilymbus gigas

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[edit] Identification

46–50 cm

  • Dark brown, white-flecked flanks
  • Dark grey underparts flecked with white
  • Black head
  • Neck flecked dark brown in the spring and white in the winter
  • Slaty grey legs,
  • Black bill with vertical central band
  • Brown irisis
  • Small winged

[edit] Distribution

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.

Last reported 1986[1]

[edit] Taxonomy

Monotypic[1]

[edit] Habitat

Lakes.

[edit] Behaviour

Flightless.

[edit] Breeding

Four to five white eggs were laid and cared for by both parents.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Wikipedia

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