Grebes (Podicipedidae)

Rusty Grebe (Tachybaptus rufolavatus) - HBW 1, p. 190

French: Grèbe roussâtre German: Delacourzwergtaucher Spanish: Zampullín del Aloatra
Other common names: Aloatra/Delacour's Little Grebe

Taxonomy: Podiceps rufolavatus Delacour, 1932, Lake Alaotra.
Formerly included in Podiceps. Forms superspecies with T. novaehollandiae and T. ruficollis. Sometimes considered race of latter, and intensive hybridization currently occurring. Monotypic.

Distribution: L Aloatra and immediate vicinity, NC Madagascar.

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