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  • Hoardy-headed Grebe

  • Poliocephalus poliocephalus
  • The Hoary-headed Grebe is a small grebe. This grebe has a darkish grey and white plumage, an inconspicuous brown iris, a square black chin, and breeding adults develop a white streaking along their entire head (hence the name). There is a diagnositic narrow black streak down the nape of the neck.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=225
  • Song link
  • « Back to Catalog
  • Hoardy-headed Grebe

  • The Hoary-headed Grebe is a small grebe. This grebe has a darkish grey and white plumage, an inconspicuous brown iris, a square black chin, and breeding adults develop a white streaking along their entire head (hence the name). There is a diagnositic narrow black streak down the nape of the neck.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Dabchick
  • Scientific name
  • Poliocephalus poliocephalus
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 62
  • Size
  • 29-30.5cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=225
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/hoary-headed-grebe