Little Grebe

Tachybaptus ruficollis (Pallas, 1764)

In the summer little grebes are black, brown and have a red neck and have creamy, grey and black feathers in the winter time. They have a chunky average length beak and although they are very talented divers, are clumsy on land. (rspb)

Little Grebe

Identification

In the summer little grebes are black, brown and have a red neck and have creamy, grey and black feathers in the winter time. They have a chunky average length beak and although they are very talented divers, are clumsy on land. (rspb)

ORDER

Podicipediformes

FAMILY

Podicioedidae

TYPE

Grebes

Found across the UK although largely absent in upland areas. They can be found on the different lakes on the farm. (rspb)

Wetlands

They normally eat insects, larvae and small fish.

All year round

MONTHS - SEASONALITY
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
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Aug
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Dec
LATIN NAME

Tachybaptus ruficollis

LENGTH (CM)

25-29

WINGSPAN (CM)

40-45

WEIGHT (G)

100-140

AVERAGE LIFESPAN (YRS)

10

CONSERVATION STATUS
  • Amber: moderate conservation concern
  • Green: low conservation concern
  • Introduced: non-native species
  • Red: high conservation concern

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