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Alaotra Grebe

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;[[:Category:Tachybaptus|Tachybaptus]] rufolavatus ;[[:Category:Tachybaptus|Tachybaptus]] rufolavatus
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==Identification== ==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. 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.
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==Distribution== ==Distribution==
-[[Madagascar]].+Lake Alaotra, [[Madagascar]]. Last reported 1950
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==Taxonomy== ==Taxonomy==
Monotypic. Monotypic.
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==Habitat== ==Habitat==
Wetlands and lakes. Wetlands and lakes.
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==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==
The diet includes fish. The diet includes fish.
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==External Links== ==External Links==
{{GSearch|Tachybaptus+rufolavatus}} {{GSearch|Tachybaptus+rufolavatus}}
[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Tachybaptus]] [[Category:Missing Images]] [[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Tachybaptus]] [[Category:Missing Images]]

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The species Alaotra Grebe is possibly extinct.

Tachybaptus rufolavatus

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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.

Distribution

Lake Alaotra, Madagascar. Last reported 1950

Taxonomy

Monotypic.

Habitat

Wetlands and lakes.

Behaviour

The diet includes fish.

External Links

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