little grebe


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n little grebe small European grebe
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In literature:

The Little Grebe is included in Professor Ansted's list, and marked by him as occurring in Guernsey only.
"Birds of Guernsey (1879)" by Cecil Smith
Near the hacienda is a little lake called Mica, on which we found a species of grebe, with wings so short it could not fly.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton
The little grebe or dabchick.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
The plumage of this little grebe varies according to the time of year.
"Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children" by W. Houghton
Again, the head of the great or crested grebe passes, while that of the little grebe sticks.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
This little grebe comes of a splendid line of ancestors, some of which were even more specialised for an aquatic life.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
Gunners know this handsome little duck by the names of "Butter-ball," and "Dipper," a name also given to Grebes.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
There is little diversity in the habits of Grebes, and only once have I seen one of these birds acting in a manner which seemed very unusual.
"Argentine Ornithology, Volume II (of 2)" by P. L. Sclater
I doubt if the wild duck, teal, little grebe, and moorhen succeed in rearing many young in this most dangerous water.
"Birds in London" by W. H. Hudson