Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Grebes :: Hoary-headed Grebe

Hoary-headed Grebe Poliocephalus poliocephalus

Described by: Jardine; Selby (1827)
Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors
Old scientific name(s): Podiceps poliocephalus, Tachypbaptus poliocephalus


Australia - Aug, 2000 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Australia - Sep, 2002 © Jean-Philippe Paris 
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W. Australia; E. Australia; New Zealand;
Three populations;
Australia (w. and s. Western Australia, sc. Northern Territory, ec. to se. South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales (Lake Bathurst), s. Queensland), Tasmania and New Zealand (North and South Island). Since ca. 1976, it has occurred only in Southland, South Island. Ranges to Snares Is.


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


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