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Alaotra Grebe - BirdForum Opus

Skull t.png The species Alaotra Grebe is extinct.
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Tachybaptus rufolavatus


25 cm. Dark, oily blackish cap, and line down nape, pale cinnamon throat and ear-coverts, mottled dusky and rufous underparts, dark brown back, pale yellow iris, and variable pale gape-wattles, solid, blackish bill with white tip.


Lake Alaotra, Madagascar. Last reported 1950, this species is labeled extinct by the 2010 Birdlife International red list. The likely cause of extinction was an invasive, carnivorous fish.




Wetlands and lakes.


The diet includes fish.


  1. Birdlife International news story about the extinction of this species

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