Little grebe (Dabchick)

When breding, this very small, dark grebe has chestnut sides to the neck and a diagnostic pale, creamy spot at the base of the bill. Non-breeding adult can be distinguished from Black-necked Grebe by its smaller size and dusky cheeks and throat. In flight, shows extensive white trailing edge to upper wing.
Juvenile similar to non-breeding adult but has black-and-white striping on the cheeks.
Virtually any open stretch of fresh water.
Noisy; a distinctive, whinnying trill.


(en) Little grebe
(sc) Tachybaptus ruficollis
(nl) Dodaars
(af) Kleindobbertjie