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New Zealand Grebe

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Revision as of 12:55, 30 October 2007 by Kits (Talk | contribs)
Poliocephalus rufopectus

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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.

Distribution

New Zealand

Taxonomy

Habitat

Freshwaters including reservoirs, lakes and swamps.

Behaviour

Voice Shrill wee-wee-wee and low tuk-tuk-tuk when breeding. 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 includes small fish and aquatic invertebrates.

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