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The Little grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) belongs to the family Podicipedidae under the order Podicipediformes.

Little grebe taxonomy

The family Podicipedidae was introduced by Charles Lucien Jules Laurent Bonaparte (24 May 1803 – 29 July 1857), a French biologist and ornithologist, in the year 1831.

The family Podicipedidae comprises 22 species in six extant genera, viz., Aechmophorus, Podiceps, Podilymbus, Poliocephalus, Rollandia and Tachybaptus.

The genus name Tachybaptus "is from Ancient Greek takhus 'fast' and bapto 'to sink under'." These birds are excellent swimmers and divers, and pursue their prey underwater.

The genus Tachybaptus was first described by Heinrich Gottlieb Ludwig Reichenbach (January 8, 1793 – March 17, 1879), a German botanist and ornithologist, in the year 1853.

The genus Tachybaptus comprises six species, including Tachybaptus ruficollis. The species Tachybaptus ruficollis was first described by Peter Simon Pallas FRS FRSE (22 September 1741 – 8 September 1811), a Prussian zoologist and botanist, in the year 1764.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Tachybaptus ruficollis
Species:T. ruficollis
Little grebe - Tachybaptus ruficollis
1.Little grebe - Tachybaptus ruficollis
Photo by Gerrie van Vuuren

Tachybaptus ruficollis
2.Little grebe - Tachybaptus ruficollis
Photo by Derek Keats

Tachybaptus ruficollis
3.Little grebe - Tachybaptus ruficollis
Photo by Derek Keats

Tachybaptus ruficollis
4.Little grebe - Tachybaptus ruficollis
Photo by Martien Brand

Tachybaptus ruficollis
5.Little grebe - Tachybaptus ruficollis
Photo by Derek Keats

Tachybaptus ruficollis
6.Little grebe - Tachybaptus ruficollis
Photo by Benutzerin:BS Thurner Hof

Tachybaptus ruficollis
7.Little grebe - Tachybaptus ruficollis
by Frans Vandewalle

Tachybaptus ruficollis
8.Tachybaptus ruficollis nest
by Bernard DUPONT

Tachybaptus ruficollis
9.Little grebe - Tachybaptus ruficollis
by Andreas Trepte,
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1.Little grebe photo source: (cropped)
Author: Gerrie van Vuuren | License: CC BY-SA 4.0 as on 6/3/18
2.Source: (cropped)
Author: Derek Keats | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 6/3/18
3.Source: (cropped)
Author: Derek Keats | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 6/3/18
4.Source: (cropped)
Author: Martien Brand | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 6/3/18
5.Source: (cropped)
Author: Derek Keats | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 6/3/18
6.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Benutzerin:BS Thurner Hof | License: CC BY-SA 3.0 as on 6/3/18
7.Source: (cropped)
Author: Frans Vandewalle | License: CC BY-NC 2.0 as on 6/3/18
8.Source: (cropped)
Author: Bernard DUPONT | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 6/3/18
9.Source: (cropped)
Author: Andreas Trepte, | License: CC BY-SA 2.5 as on 6/3/18
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