Little Grebe / Tachybaptus ruficollis

Little Grebe / Tachybaptus ruficollis

Little Grebe

SCI Name:  Tachybaptus ruficollis
Protonym:  Colymbus ruficollis Cat.Ois.[Vroeg]Adumbr. p.6 no.281
Category:  Podicipediformes / Podicipedidae /
Taxonomy Code:  litgre1
Type Locality:  Holland.
Author:  
Publish Year:  1764
IUCN Status:  

DEFINITIONS

TACHYBAPTUS
(Podicipedidae; Ϯ Little Grebe or Dabchick T. ruficollis) Gr. ταχυς takhus  fast; βαπτω baptō  to sink under; "The Dabchick floats, swims, dives, and, as I have ascertained from observation, flies under water, with astonishing ease and activity. When surprised, it eludes its enemy by slipping beneath the surface, and not appearing until a good way off." (Macgillivray 1842); "3. *Tachybaptus RCHB. minor. (Colymb. — Briss.) R.  Tab. 11. Caput, ala, cauda, pes. — Ic. Av. t. 11. ic. 79—85. — Reliquae species: t. 13. ic. 748—55. t. 111. ic. 1076. t. 111b. ic. 2941." (Reichenbach 1853); "Tachybaptus Reichenbach, Av. Syst. Nat., 1852 (1853), p. iii. Type, by monotypy, Colymbus minor Gmelin = Colymbus ruficollis Pallas." (Peters 1931, 1, 35).
Var. Tachybaptes.
Synon. Dominicus, Limnodytes.

ruficollis
Mod. L. ruficollis  red-necked, rufous-necked  < L. rufus  red, ruddy, rufous; Mod. L. -collis  -necked, -throated  < L. collum  neck.
● ex “Black-bellied Gallinule” of Latham 1785 (syn. Aramides cajanea).
● ex “Rufous-throated Tanager” of Latham 1783 (syn. Euneornis campestris).
● ex “Pica flores pecho de cañela” and “Pica flores pecho de topacio” of de Azara 1802-1805, nos. 290, 291 (syn. Hylocharis chrysura).
● ex "Cola aguda cola de canela obscura" of de Azara, no. 240 (syn. Phacellodomus sibilatrix).
● ex “Red-necked Grebe” of Latham 1785 (syn. Podiceps grisegena).
 ex “Rufous-throated Tanager” of Latham 1785 (subsp. Pyrrhulagra violacea).
● ex “Fringilla ruficollis” of Lichtenstein MS (syn. Sporophila ruficollis).

SUBSPECIES

Little Grebe (Little)
SCI Name: Tachybaptus ruficollis [ruficollis Group]
TACHYBAPTUS
(Podicipedidae; Ϯ Little Grebe or Dabchick T. ruficollis) Gr. ταχυς takhus  fast; βαπτω baptō  to sink under; "The Dabchick floats, swims, dives, and, as I have ascertained from observation, flies under water, with astonishing ease and activity. When surprised, it eludes its enemy by slipping beneath the surface, and not appearing until a good way off." (Macgillivray 1842); "3. *Tachybaptus RCHB. minor. (Colymb. — Briss.) R.  Tab. 11. Caput, ala, cauda, pes. — Ic. Av. t. 11. ic. 79—85. — Reliquae species: t. 13. ic. 748—55. t. 111. ic. 1076. t. 111b. ic. 2941." (Reichenbach 1853); "Tachybaptus Reichenbach, Av. Syst. Nat., 1852 (1853), p. iii. Type, by monotypy, Colymbus minor Gmelin = Colymbus ruficollis Pallas." (Peters 1931, 1, 35).
Var. Tachybaptes.
Synon. Dominicus, Limnodytes.

Little Grebe (Tricolored)
SCI Name: Tachybaptus ruficollis [tricolor Group]
TACHYBAPTUS
(Podicipedidae; Ϯ Little Grebe or Dabchick T. ruficollis) Gr. ταχυς takhus  fast; βαπτω baptō  to sink under; "The Dabchick floats, swims, dives, and, as I have ascertained from observation, flies under water, with astonishing ease and activity. When surprised, it eludes its enemy by slipping beneath the surface, and not appearing until a good way off." (Macgillivray 1842); "3. *Tachybaptus RCHB. minor. (Colymb. — Briss.) R.  Tab. 11. Caput, ala, cauda, pes. — Ic. Av. t. 11. ic. 79—85. — Reliquae species: t. 13. ic. 748—55. t. 111. ic. 1076. t. 111b. ic. 2941." (Reichenbach 1853); "Tachybaptus Reichenbach, Av. Syst. Nat., 1852 (1853), p. iii. Type, by monotypy, Colymbus minor Gmelin = Colymbus ruficollis Pallas." (Peters 1931, 1, 35).
Var. Tachybaptes.
Synon. Dominicus, Limnodytes.