Little Grebe (Dabchick)
Tachybaptus ruficollis
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The little grebe, also called dabchick, is found on fresh and alkaline lakes. The photos in the slidershow (top) were taken as an adult male shook/stunned/killed a toad and repeatedly threw it into the water for the juvenile to retrieve (Arusha NP, 8-08). The three adults with the monitor lizard were seen in Arusha NP (2-15), courtesy of Stuart Webb. The little grebes with the puff adder were in Arusha NP (11-16), courtesy of Linda Bushman. The photo of the adult and juvenile learning to dive is courtesy of Karine Van der Vurst. The other photos were taken in Arusha NP and Ndutu. Click the photo above to see 15 enlargements including a nest with an egg and juveniles.
 
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-21 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Valéry Schollaert, Linda Bushman, Bob Kasworm, Stuart Webb
Karine Van der Vurst, Kim Axmann

Last Update this page: 1-17-21