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Least Grebe Tachybaptus dominicus

Described by: Linnaeus (1766)
Alternate common name(s): Least Dabchick, American Dabchick
Old scientific name(s): Podiceps dominicus, Poliocephalus domincus, Limnodytes domincus


Remire, French Guiana - Jul 15, 2002 © Pascal Dubois  Remire, French Guiana - Jul 15, 2002 © Pascal Dubois  Sabal Palm Sanctuary, Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, USA - Oct, 2003 © Jesus Fernando Cerra Luna  Sabal Palm Sanctuary, Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, USA - Feb 6, 2005 © Jesus Fernando Cerra Luna  French Guiana - Jul, 2005 © Jean-Michel Fenerole 
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Ex. sc. United States, e. and w. coasts of Mexico, Central America s. to se. South America; West Indies;
(1) s. United States (ec. and s. Texas), Mexico (Sinaloa, n. Tamaulipas and Cozumel Is.) s. through Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama.
(2) Sw. United States (s. Arizona) and nw. Mexico (s. Baja and Sonora).
(3) West Indies (s. Bahamas (Great Abaco), Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Is.) and s. Mexico (Cozumel Is., Quintana Roo).
(4) Colombia (Cauca and Patia Valleys), Venezuela, Curacao, Bonaire, Trinidad and Tobago (formerly), Guyana, Surinam, Guiana, e. Ecuador, e. Peru, c. Bolivia (Santa Cruz, La Paz, Cochabamba, Chuquisaca, Tarija), Brazil (Bahia, Chapada Diamantina), Paraguay, Uruguay and n. Argentina s. to Entre Rios.
(5) W. Ecuador and ex. nw. Peru s. to Lambayeque.
North America n. of Mexican border
Summer and winter:
(1) s. TEX (n. to Eagle Pass, San Antonio and Rockport).
(2) It occurs causally in se. CAL (Imperial Dam) and s. ARZ.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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