Tachybaptus novaehollandiae (Stephens, 1826)

Australasian Grebe

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The non-breeding plumage of both the male and female Australasian Grebe is dark grey-brown above and mostly silver-grey below, with a white oval patch of bare skin at the base of the bill. During the breeding season, both sexes have a glossy-black head and a brown stripe from behind the eye down the neck, and the patch of skin at the base of the bill becomes yellow.... source: OZ Animals

External resources:

Record a Sighting


Compiled distribution map

Occurence records map



Biodiversity Heritage Library

Content and maps have been accessed from Atlas of Living Australia (http://www.ala.org.au) and Birdlife Australia (http://birdlife.org.au/).