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  • Australasian Grebe

  • Tachybaptus novaehollandiae
  • The Australasian Grebe is a small waterbird with two distinct plumage phases. The non-breeding plumage of both the male and female is dark grey-brown above and mostly silver-grey below. During the breeding season, both sexes have a glossy-black head with a rich chestnut stripe which contrasts with a yellow patch of skin at the base of the bill. Australasian Grebes dive under water for long periods. Distinguished from the Hoary-headed Grebe by having more rufous flanks.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=223
  • Song link
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  • Australasian Grebe

  • The Australasian Grebe is a small waterbird with two distinct plumage phases. The non-breeding plumage of both the male and female is dark grey-brown above and mostly silver-grey below. During the breeding season, both sexes have a glossy-black head with a rich chestnut stripe which contrasts with a yellow patch of skin at the base of the bill. Australasian Grebes dive under water for long periods. Distinguished from the Hoary-headed Grebe by having more rufous flanks.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Dabchick
  • Scientific name
  • Tachybaptus novaehollandiae
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 61
  • Size
  • 23-25cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=223
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/australasian-grebe