Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Personal tools
Main Categories

New Zealand Grebe

From Opus

(Difference between revisions)
Revision as of 12:55, 30 October 2007 (edit)
Kits (Talk | contribs)

← Previous diff
Revision as of 15:18, 29 January 2008 (edit) (undo)
BigRedBirder (Talk | contribs)

Next diff →
Line 2: Line 2:
==Identification== ==Identification==
-28cm. Black-brown above, rufous breast , cinnamon-brown flanks and undertail, white belly, black crown and nape with greenish gloss, black-brown hindneck, black and grey streaked lores and ear-coverts, brown chin and throat, rufous foreneck, white iris, stout bill.+L. 28cm
 +*Black-brown above
 +*Rufous breast
 +*Cinnamon-brown flanks and undertail
 +*White belly
 +*Black crown and nape with greenish gloss
 +*Black-brown hindneck
 +*black and grey streaked lores and ear-coverts
 +*Brown chin and throat
 +*Rufous foreneck
 +*White iris
 +*Stout bill
==Distribution== ==Distribution==
Line 12: Line 23:
==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==
-Voice Shrill ''wee-wee-wee'' and low ''tuk-tuk-tuk'' when breeding.+====Diet====
Nest is a heap of vegetation, floating and anchored to submerged plants or on the bottom in shallow water. 2-3 chalky-white eggs are laid. Nest is a heap of vegetation, floating and anchored to submerged plants or on the bottom in shallow water. 2-3 chalky-white eggs are laid.
- +====Diet====
Diet includes small fish and aquatic invertebrates. Diet includes small fish and aquatic invertebrates.
 +==Voice==
 +Shrill ''wee-wee-wee'' and low ''tuk-tuk-tuk'' when breeding.
==External Links== ==External Links==
{{GSearch|Poliocephalus+rufopectus}} {{GSearch|Poliocephalus+rufopectus}}

Revision as of 15:18, 29 January 2008

Poliocephalus rufopectus

Contents

Identification

L. 28cm

  • Black-brown above
  • Rufous breast
  • Cinnamon-brown flanks and undertail
  • White belly
  • Black crown and nape with greenish gloss
  • Black-brown hindneck
  • black and grey streaked lores and ear-coverts
  • Brown chin and throat
  • Rufous foreneck
  • White iris
  • Stout bill

Distribution

New Zealand

Taxonomy

Habitat

Freshwaters including reservoirs, lakes and swamps.

Behaviour

Diet

Nest is a heap of vegetation, floating and anchored to submerged plants or on the bottom in shallow water. 2-3 chalky-white eggs are laid.

Diet

Diet includes small fish and aquatic invertebrates.

Voice

Shrill wee-wee-wee and low tuk-tuk-tuk when breeding.

External Links

Advertisement


Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.25339699 seconds with 6 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 15:46.