LC
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
AERC TAC. 2003. AERC TAC Checklist of bird taxa occurring in Western Palearctic region, 15th Draft. Available at: #http://www.aerc.eu/DOCS/Bird_taxa_of _the_WP15.xls#.
Christidis, L. and Boles, W.E. 2008. Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia.
Cramp, S. and Simmons, K.E.L. (eds). 1977-1994. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The birds of the western Palearctic. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2019 Least Concern
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 170,000,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor estimated 2012
Population trend Decreasing suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.4 - - -

Population justification: The global population is estimated to number c.610,000-3,500,000 individuals (Wetlands International 2015). The European population is estimated at 129,000-208,000 pairs, which equates to 258,000-417,000 mature individuals (BirdLife International 2015).

Trend justification: The overall population trend is decreasing, although some populations may be stable and others have unknown trends (Wetlands International 2015). The population trend in Europe is reported as unknown (BirdLife International 2015) or stable (EBCC 2015).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Afghanistan N Extant Yes
Albania N Extant Yes
Algeria N Extant
Angola N Extant
Armenia N Extant Yes
Australia V Extant
Austria N Extant Yes
Azerbaijan N Extant Yes
Bahrain N Extant Yes Yes
Bangladesh N Extant
Belarus N Extant Yes Yes
Belgium N Extant Yes
Benin N Extant Yes
Bhutan N Extant
Bosnia and Herzegovina N Extant Yes
Botswana N Extant
Brunei N Extant
Bulgaria N Extant Yes
Burkina Faso N Extant
Burundi N Extant
Cambodia N Extant
Cameroon N Extant
Central African Republic N Extant
Chad N Extant
China (mainland) N Extant
Comoros N Extant
Congo N Extant
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the N Extant
Côte d'Ivoire N Extant
Croatia N Extant Yes
Cyprus N Extant Yes
Czechia N Extant Yes
Denmark N Extant Yes Yes
Djibouti N Extant
Egypt N Extant
Equatorial Guinea N Extant
Eritrea N Extant
Estonia N Extant Yes
Eswatini N Extant
Ethiopia N Extant
Faroe Islands (to Denmark) V Extant
Finland N Extant Yes
France N Extant Yes Yes
Gabon N Extant
Gambia N Extant
Georgia N Extant Yes
Germany N Extant Yes Yes
Ghana N Extant
Gibraltar (to UK) V Extant
Greece N Extant Yes Yes
Guinea N Extant
Hong Kong (China) N Extant Yes
Hungary N Extant Yes
India N Extant
Indonesia N Extant
Iran, Islamic Republic of N Extant Yes
Iraq N Extant Yes
Ireland N Extant Yes
Israel N Extant Yes
Italy N Extant Yes
Japan N Extant
Jordan N Extant Yes
Kazakhstan N Extant Yes
Kenya N Extant
Kuwait N Extant Yes Yes
Kyrgyzstan N Extant Yes
Laos N Extant
Latvia N Extant Yes
Lebanon N Extant Yes Yes
Lesotho N Extant
Liberia N Extant
Libya N Extant
Liechtenstein N Extant Yes
Lithuania N Extant Yes
Luxembourg N Extant Yes
Macao (China) N Extant
Madagascar N Extant
Malawi N Extant
Malaysia N Extant
Mali N Extant
Malta N Extant Yes
Mauritania N Extant
Mayotte (to France) N Extant
Moldova N Extant Yes
Monaco N Extant
Mongolia V Extant
Montenegro N Extant Yes
Morocco N Extant
Mozambique N Extant
Myanmar N Extant
Namibia N Extant
Nepal N Extant
Netherlands N Extant Yes
Niger N Extant
Nigeria N Extant
North Korea N Extant Yes
North Macedonia N Extant Yes
Norway N Extant Yes
Oman N Extant Yes Yes
Pakistan N Extant
Palestinian Authority Territories N Extant Yes Yes
Papua New Guinea N Extant Yes
Philippines N Extant
Poland N Extant Yes Yes
Portugal N Extant Yes
Qatar N Extant Yes
Romania N Extant Yes Yes
Russia N Extant Yes
Russia (European) N Extant Yes
Rwanda N Extant
San Marino N Extant
Saudi Arabia N Extant Yes
Senegal N Extant Yes
Serbia N Extant Yes
Sierra Leone N Extant
Singapore N Extant Yes
Slovakia N Extant Yes Yes
Slovenia N Extant Yes Yes
Somalia N Extant
South Africa N Extant Yes
South Korea N Extant
South Sudan N Extant Yes
Spain N Extant Yes
Sri Lanka N Extant
Sudan N Extant
Sweden N Extant Yes
Switzerland N Extant Yes
Syria N Extant Yes
Taiwan, China N Extant
Tajikistan N Extant Yes
Tanzania N Extant
Thailand N Extant
Timor-Leste N Extant Yes
Togo N Extant
Tunisia N Extant
Turkey N Extant Yes Yes
Turkmenistan N Extant Yes
Uganda N Extant
Ukraine N Extant Yes
United Arab Emirates N Extant Yes
United Kingdom N Extant Yes
Uzbekistan N Extant Yes
Vietnam N Extant
Western Sahara N Possibly Extinct Yes
Yemen N Extant Yes Yes
Zambia N Extant
Zimbabwe N Extant

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
North Macedonia Lake Ohrid
Azerbaijan Kura Delta
Belarus Mid Prypiac'
Belarus Lower Pripyat
Belarus Sialiec
Belarus Bielaje fish farm
Belarus Balota Jel'nia
Belarus Sož floodplain
Belarus Zachodniaja Biarezina
Belarus Paliessie fish farm
Lithuania Lake Kasonys and adjacent wetlands
Lithuania Pavezupis fish-ponds
Lithuania Zaltytis
Latvia Engure lake
Latvia Satini fish-ponds
Romania Satchinez marsh
Romania Lake Techirghiol
Romania Lake Siutghiol
Romania Rotbav fish-ponds
Romania Cefa fish-ponds and Radvani wood
Romania Stânca lake - Costeşti
Romania Cursul Dunării - Baziaş - Porţile de Fier
Romania Miheşu de Câmpie-Taureni fish-ponds
Romania Jijiei şi Miletinului fish-ponds
Romania Comana
Romania Lake Fundata
Romania Lake Strachina
Ireland Lough Ree
Slovenia Lake Cerknica
Slovenia Planina polje
Slovenia Ribnica valley
Slovenia River Drava
Turkey Bafa Lake
Sweden Lake Kvismaren
Sweden Kullaberg
Sweden Lake Hornborga
Sweden Lake Östra Styran
Poland Tuchola Forest
Poland Jeziorsko reservoir
Poland Ostrówek and Smogulec ponds
Poland Goplo Lake Site
Poland Marshy Valley of the Narew River
Poland Upper Wisla River Valley
Poland Nida Rivar Valley
Poland Weltyn lakes
Poland Pisz forest
Poland Marshy valley of the Drweca river
Poland Warta River Mouth
Poland Przemków ponds
Poland Biala Forest
Poland Middle Warta River Valley
Poland Upper Narew River Valley
Poland Starzawa ponds
Poland Vistula Lagoon
Greece Axios, Loudias and Aliakmonas rivers' deltas
Greece Mesolongi and Aitoliko lagoons, Acheloos delta and Evinos estuary
Greece Divari Pylou (Gialova) lagoon and Sfaktiria island
Greece Nea Fokaia marshes
Greece Lake Stymfalia
Greece Lake Agras
Greece Pineios delta
Greece Megalo and Mikro Livari lagoons, Istiaia
Greece Douskon and Kasidiaris mountains, Delvinaki lakes and Gormou valley
Greece Lake Kourna, Almyros delta and Georgioupolis coast, Crete
Greece Prespa National Park and Varnountas mountains
Greece Reservoirs of former lake Karla
Greece Agios Efstratios island
Greece Southwestern Lesvos and Petrified forest
Greece Paros and Antiparos islands and surrounding islets
Greece Alyki Kitrous lagoon
Greece Valtou mountains
Greece Akarnanika mountains
Greece Acherontas gorge and estuary
Greece Amvrakikos gulf
Greece Evros delta
Greece Kalloni Gulf, Lesvos
Greece Mati wetland of Tyrnavos
Greece Kalamas delta
Greece Lake Pikrolimni
Greece Lake Kerkini
Greece Lake Ismarida (Mitrikou)
Greece Agios Mamas marsh
Greece Lakes Cheimaditis and Zazari
Greece Porto Lagos, lake Vistonida and coastal lagoons
Greece Strymonas estuary
Greece Nestos delta and coastal lagoons
Greece Nestos gorge
Greece Lake Kastoria
Greece National Park of Dadia - Lefkimi - Soufli forest
Greece Kotychi lagoon
Greece Kalogria lagoon, Strofylia forest and Lamia marshes
Greece South forest complex of Evros prefecture
Greece Lake Kalodiki, Margariti and Karteri marshes
Greece Lakes Volvi, Koroneia and Rentina Gorge
Greece Kato Olympos, Tempi gorge and mount Ossa
Netherlands Grevelingen
Netherlands Veerse Meer
Finland Koskeljärvi, Vaaljärvi and Pitkäjärvi lakes
Finland Pori archipelago and wetlands
Finland Maaninka wetlands
Finland Lapväärti wetlands
Hungary Szatmár-Bereg
Spain River Moros
Spain Albufera de Mallorca and Albufereta de Pollença marshes
Spain Redbeeds and copses of Aranjuez
Spain El Valle, Altaona and Escalona mountains
Spain Villafáfila
Spain Isla Cristina and Ayamonte marshes and Prado lagoon
Ukraine Dniprovs'ko-Oril's'kyj Nature Reserve
Ukraine Pryp'yat' river valley
Ukraine Petropavlivs'kyj lyman
Ukraine Korotchenkivs'ki meadows
Ukraine Lyman lake
Ukraine Dranyts'kyj protected locality
Ukraine Samars'kyj forest
Ukraine Latorytsya river valley near Chop
Ukraine Oril' river valley
Ukraine Samara river valley
Ukraine Solonyj Lyman lake
France Vallée du Rhin : Village-neuf à Biescheim
France Vallée du Rhin : Marckolsheim à Strasbourg
France Vallée du Rhin : Strasbourg à Lauterbourg
France Val d'Allier Bourbonnais
France Sologne Bourbonnaise
France Bassin d'Arcachon et Banc d'Arguin
France Barthes de l'Adour
France Barrage d'Artix et Saligue du Gave de Pau
France Domaine d'Orx
France Garonne : marais de Bordeaux
France Arjuzanx
France Estuaire de la Gironde : marais du Blayais
France Baie des Veys et Marais du Cotentin
France Forêts du Perche
France Estuaires du Trieux et du Jaudy
France Rade de Brest: Baie de Daoulas et Anse du Poulmic
France Marais de la Baie d'Audierne
France Baies de Morlaix et de Carantec
France Golfe du Morbihan et Etier de Penerf
France Baie de Vilaine
France Rade de Lorient
France Baie de Quiberon
France Baie de Goulven
France Lacs de la Forêt d'Orient
France Lac du Der-Chantecoq et étangs latéraux
France Vallée de la Loire : environs de Blois
France Vallée de la Conie et Beauce centrale
France Brenne centrale
France Vallée de la Loire : environs de Montlouis-sur-Loire
France Etangs de Sologne: St Viatre, Marcilly-en-Gault et forêt de Bruadan
France Etangs de Sologne: étang de l'Arche
France Lac de Rillé et forêts voisines
France Vallée de la Loire : Orléanais
France Forêt d'Orléans: massifs d'Ingrannes et de Lorris
France Etang de Biguglia
France Etang d'Urbino et zones humides périphériques
France Bassin du Drugeon: Pontarlier-Frasne
France Vallée de la Saône de Corre à Broye
France Basse Vallée du Doubs : Dole Sud
France Estuaire et embouchure de la Seine
France Bassée et plaines adjacentes
France Etangs de la Woëvre: lac de Madine
France Etang de Lindre
France Vallée de la Meuse
France Forêt de la Reine
France Etangs de Leucate et Lapalme
France Etangs Narbonnais
France Etangs Montpellierains
France Etangs de Vendres, Pissevache et Lespignan
France Etangs de Canet et de Villeneuve-de-la-Raho et embouchure du Tech
France Vallées de la Scarpe et de l'Escaut
France Cap Gris-nez
France Moyenne Vallée de la Durance
France Camargue
France Salins d'Hyères et de Pesquiers
France Etangs de Citis, Lavalduc, Engrenier, Pourra, l'Estomac, Fos et salines de Rassuen et de Fos
France Vallée de la Durance : de Tallard à Sisteron
France Vallée de la Charente : amont d'Angoulême
France Anse de Fouras, baie d'Yves et marais de Rochefort
France Ile d'Oléron, marais de Brouage-Saint-Agnant
France Anse du Fiers d'Ars en Ré
France Bonne Anse
France Region de Pressac, étang de Combourg
France Etangs et marais du bassin de la Somme
France Forêts picardes : massif de Retz
France Marais de Sacy
France Vallée de l'Oise de Thourotte à Vendeuil
France Marais de la Souche
France Forêts picardes : massif des Trois Forêts et bois du Roi
France Estuaires picards : baies de Somme et d'Authie
France Traicts et marais salants de la Presqu'île Guérandaise
France Estuaire de la Loire
France Lac de Grand-Lieu
France Baie de Bourgneuf et marais breton
France Marais et forêt d'Olonne
France Vallée de la Loire : de Nantes à Montsoreau
France Marais poitevin et baie de l'Aiguillon
France La Dombes
France Val de Saône
France Val de Drôme: Les Ramières-printegarde
France Iles du Haut-Rhône
France Plaine du Forez
France Ile de la Platière
France Lac Léman (partie française)
France Lac et marais du Bourget
France Haute chaîne du Jura: défilé de l'écluse, Etournel et Mont Vuache
France Val d'Allier : Saint-Yorre-Joze
France Marais de Fontenay-le-Vicomte et d'Itteville
France Etangs de la Woëvre: la Chaussée
France Etang de Capestang
France Plaine des Maures
United Kingdom Abberton Reservoir
United Kingdom Arun Valley
United Kingdom Avon Valley
United Kingdom Belfast Lough
United Kingdom Benfleet and Southend Marshes
United Kingdom Breckland
United Kingdom Burry Inlet
United Kingdom Caithness Lochs
United Kingdom Cameron Reservoir
United Kingdom Carlingford Lough
United Kingdom Bae Caerfyrddin/Carmarthen Bay
United Kingdom Chesil Beach and the Fleet
United Kingdom Chew Valley
United Kingdom Chichester and Langstone Harbours
United Kingdom Dyfi Estuary/Aber Dyfi
United Kingdom Deben Estuary
United Kingdom Dee Estuary
United Kingdom Lower Derwent Valley
United Kingdom Duddon Estuary
United Kingdom Dundrum Inner Bay
United Kingdom Eden Estuary, Tentsmuir Point and Abertay Sands
United Kingdom Exe Estuary
United Kingdom Firth of Forth
United Kingdom Gladhouse Reservoir
United Kingdom Hamford Water
United Kingdom Hornsea Mere
United Kingdom Din Moss and Hoselaw Loch
United Kingdom Humber Estuary
United Kingdom Inner Clyde
United Kingdom Killough Bay
United Kingdom Larne Lough
United Kingdom Lea Valley
United Kingdom Leighton Moss
United Kingdom Lindisfarne
United Kingdom Loch Ken and Dee Marshes
United Kingdom Loch Leven
United Kingdom Loch of Kinnordy
United Kingdom Loch of Lintrathen
United Kingdom Loch of Strathbeg
United Kingdom Loch Spynie
United Kingdom Loch Vaa
United Kingdom Lochs of Harray and Stenness
United Kingdom Lough Foyle and River Foyle
United Kingdom Lough Neagh and Lough Beg
United Kingdom Martin Mere
United Kingdom Medway Estuary and Marshes
United Kingdom Mersey Estuary
United Kingdom Mid-Essex Coast
United Kingdom Minsmere - Walberswick
United Kingdom Montrose Basin
United Kingdom Moray Basin, Firths and Bays
United Kingdom Morecambe Bay
United Kingdom Nene Washes
United Kingdom Broadland
United Kingdom North Norfolk Coast
United Kingdom North Yorkshire Moors
United Kingdom Northumbria Coast
United Kingdom Alde - Ore Estuary
United Kingdom Ouse Washes
United Kingdom Pagham Harbour
United Kingdom Poole Harbour
United Kingdom Portsmouth Harbour
United Kingdom Ribble and Alt Estuaries
United Kingdom Rutland Water
United Kingdom Severn Estuary
United Kingdom Somerset Levels and Moors
United Kingdom South Tayside Goose Roosts
United Kingdom South-west London Waterbodies
United Kingdom Solent Marshes and Southampton Water
United Kingdom Stodmarsh
United Kingdom Stour and Orwell Estuaries
United Kingdom Strangford Lough and islands
United Kingdom Tamar Estuaries Complex
United Kingdom Taw and Torridge Estuary
United Kingdom Tay - Isla Valley
United Kingdom Teesmouth and Cleveland Coast
United Kingdom Thames Estuary and Marshes
United Kingdom Thanet Coast and Sandwich Bay
United Kingdom The Swale
United Kingdom The Wash
United Kingdom Traeth Lafan, Conwy Bay
United Kingdom Upper Lough Erne
United Kingdom Ynys Feurig, Cemlyn Bay and the Skerries
United Kingdom Muirkirk and North Lowther Uplands
United Kingdom Benacre to Easton Bavents
United Kingdom Frome Flood-plain
United Kingdom Cnuic Agus Cladach Mhuile
United Kingdom North Wales Coast
United Kingdom Scapa Flow
United Kingdom South Cornwall Coast
United Kingdom Suffolk Sandlings
United Kingdom Breydon Water
Italy Vincheto di Cellarda
Italy Pian di Spagna and Lake Mezzola
Italy River Po: from the mouth of Adda river to Ostiglia
Italy Brabbia peatland, Lake Varese and Lake Biandronno
Italy Po Delta
Italy Valle Bertuzzi and Goro lagoon
Italy Lake Alviano
Italy Punte Alberete and Valle della Canna, Pineta San Vitale and Pialassa della Baiona
Italy Valli di Argenta
Italy Ortazzo and Ortazzino
Italy Rieti lakes
Italy Vico lake
Serbia Gornje Podunavlje
Romania Bistreţ
Romania Black Sea
Romania Defileul Inferior al Mureşului
Serbia Becej fish-pond
Serbia Koviljski rit
Serbia Obedska bara
Serbia Carska bara
Serbia Srednje Potamišje
Serbia Ovcar-Kablar gorge
Slovakia Senné
Slovakia Danube floodplains
Serbia Mala Vrbica
Armenia Armash fish-farm
Austria Neusiedler See
Austria Zoological Gardens of Lainz
Austria Allentsteig military training area
Austria Middle Kamp valley
Austria Fish-ponds in the Waldviertel
Austria Lower course of the Traun
Austria Salzach valley
Austria Storage lakes on the lower Inn
Austria Lower Mur valley
Austria Lower valley of the Gail
Austria Delta of the Rhine
Germany Danube valley: Neu-Ulm - Lauingen incl. Faiminger Stausee, Donau-Moos, and Gundelfinger Moos
Germany Peitzer und Bärenbrücker Teiche
Germany Ponds and Elbe valley near Torgau
Germany Rhön Biosphere Reserve
Germany Schwalm-Nette-Platte and Grenzwald
Germany Niers valley
Germany Herbsleben ponds
Germany Plothen ponds
Germany Helme reservoir Berga-Kelbra
Germany Rheinaue Bingen-Ingelheim
Germany Saale-Elster valley
Germany Rötelsee-Weihergebiet incl. Regenaue and Chambaue
Germany Altmühl valley between Treuchtlingen and Leutershausen with Altmühlsee
Germany Ammersee
Germany Rietzer See
Germany Wahner Heide
Germany Lech-Donau-Winkel: Lechstausee Feldheim and Donaustausee Bertoldsheim
Germany Döberitzer Heide
Germany Oberes Rhinluch / Havelländisches Luch Nauen-Friesack
Germany Pressel wooded heath and mire
Germany Eschefeld ponds
Germany Grosshartmannsdorfer Grossteich
Germany Vogelfreistätte Mittlere Isar-Stauseen
Germany Main valley near Volkach: Fahr-Dettelbach
Germany Danube valley: Regensburg-Vilshofen
Germany Wagbach lowlands
Germany Borgfelder Wümmewiesen
Germany Blockland - lower Wümme valley - Westliches Hollerland
Germany Werderland
Germany Niedervieland, Ochtumniederung
Germany Mittelwesermarsch
Germany Bogs and heathlands of the Westmünsterland
Germany Bastau lowlands
Germany Emsaue (Rietberger Emsniederung - Steinhorster Becken)
Germany Sennelager training area
Germany Oppenweher Moor
Germany Lower Rhine
Germany Landgraben and Dumme lowlands
Germany Viehmoor with Leiferder Teiche
Germany Leine valley near Salzderhelden
Germany Ostenholzer Moor and Meissendorfer Teiche
Germany Steinhuder Meer
Germany Diepholzer Moorniederung and Siedener Moor
Germany Hunte lowlands near Oldenburg
Germany Tinner Dose and Staverner Dose
Germany Elbe lowlands between Schnackenburg and Lauenburg
Germany Elbe marshes between Stade and Otterndorf
Germany Riddagshäuser Teiche
Germany Heerter See
Germany Georgsdorfer swamp
Germany Nürnberger Reichswald
Germany Donau-Auen and Donau-Ried: Höchstädt - Donauwörth
Germany Starnberger See
Germany Main valley: Eltmann - Hassfurt
Germany Vogelfreistätte Alter and Neuer See
Germany Main valley near Schweinfurt
Germany Salziger See and Salza valley
Germany Lower Inn: Haiming - Neuhaus including the Neuhaus, Egglfing, Ering, and Simbach reservoirs
Germany Federseeried
Germany Rothenbach pond
Germany Rhein: Greffern-Murgmündung-Neuburgweier
Germany Hessian Rhine alluvion
Germany Northern Black Forest, west of the Murg
Germany Northern Black Forest, east of the Murg
Germany Untersee of Lake Constance
Germany Rhine flats Neuenburg - Breisach
Azerbaijan Gizilagach State Reserve
Croatia Jelas Field
Croatia Neretva Delta
Croatia Krka and Surrounding Plateau
Croatia Vrana Lake and Jasen
Croatia Grudnjak fish-ponds
Montenegro Lake Skadar
Burkina Faso Lake Oursi - Lake Darkoye
Algeria Lac Oubeïra
Kenya Lake Naivasha
Kenya Lake Nakuru National Park
Morocco Merja Bargha
Madagascar Lake Ihotry - Mangoky Delta Complex NPA
Senegal Niayes (from Dakar to St Louis)
Somalia Xawaadley reservoir
Tanzania Arusha National Park and vicinity
South Africa Grasslands
South Africa Sandveld and Bloemhof Dam Nature Reserves
South Africa False Bay Nature Reserve
Turkey Kovada Lake
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lapoo - Zargmarz ab-bandans
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lake Zaribar
Iran, Islamic Republic of Hashelan marsh and Doh Tappeh plains
Iran, Islamic Republic of Izeh and Sheikho lakes
Iran, Islamic Republic of Arjan Protected Area
Mauritania Gâat Mahmoûdé
Russia (European) Mouth of Yeya river
China (mainland) Hangzhou Wan
China (mainland) Xijin Reservoir
Syria Sabkhat al-Jabboul
India Bahour Lake
Belarus Asvieja
Belarus Sporaŭskaje balota
Belarus Liebiadziny Moch
Azerbaijan Lake Sarysu
Bulgaria Atanasovsko Lake
Bulgaria Chelopechene Fish-ponds
Bulgaria Kaliakra
Bulgaria Srebarna
Bulgaria Zhrebchevo Reservoir
Bulgaria Galata
Bulgaria Bakarlaka
Bulgaria Ludogorie
Bulgaria Arda Bridge
Bulgaria Garvansko Marsh
Bulgaria Malak Preslavets marsh
Bulgaria Zvanichevo Fish-ponds
Bulgaria Hadzi Dimitrovo Fish-ponds
Bulgaria Maritsa-Plovdiv
Bulgaria Zlato Pole
Bulgaria Adata-Tundzha
Bulgaria Nikopolsko Plateau
Bulgaria Gorni Dabnik-Telish Reservoir
France Estuaire de la Bidassoa et Baie de Fontarabie
France Estuaire de la Gironde : marais du Nord Médoc
France Estuaire de l'Orne
France Littoral Augeron
France Baie du Mont Saint Michel et Ile des Landes
France Baie de Saint-Brieuc
France Vallée de l'Aube, de la Superbe et Marigny
France Vallée de la Loire : La Charité-sur-Loire
France Boucle de Pose et de Muids
France Boucle de Moisson
France Etang des Landes
France Plateaux de Millevaches et de Gentioux
France Etang du Bagnas
France Petite Camargue laguno-marine
France Vallée de la Garonne : Moissac
France Estuaire de la Canche
France Salines de l'Etang de Berre
France Basse Vallée de la Durance
France Estuaire de la Gironde : marais de la rive nord
France Marais arrières littoraux picards
France Basses Vallées Angevines
France Etangs d'Argonne
France Vallée de l'Aisne
France Val de Chiers et environs de Spincourt
France Vallée de la Loire: Pit majeur d'Iguerande à Décize
Iran, Islamic Republic of Anzali Mordab complex
Iran, Islamic Republic of Bandar Kiashar lagoon and mouth of Sefid Rud
Iran, Islamic Republic of Amirkelayeh lake
Iran, Islamic Republic of Miankaleh Peninsula and Gorgan Bay
Iraq Baquba wetlands
Saudi Arabia King Faisal Airbase, Tabuk
Saudi Arabia Al-Ha'ir
Saudi Arabia Malaki dam
Saudi Arabia Wadi Jawwah
United Arab Emirates Ramtha lagoons
Turkmenistan Caspian Sea shore Garshy - Kianly
Turkmenistan Jarsay - Khangui
Austria Surroundings of Mattersburg
Austria Lobau
Austria March/Thaya riverine forest
Austria Riverine forests on the Danube east of Vienna
Austria Feuchte Ebene and Rauchwarther Platte
Austria Western Waldviertel
Turkmenistan Garabogaz - Garshy
Turkmenistan Soltandag - Gyzylburun
Turkmenistan Khanguyy
Turkmenistan Garagumderya
Turkmenistan Ekerem - Esenguly
Austria Lower Kamp valley
Netherlands Markiezaat
Austria Southern Waldviertel
Austria Freiwald
Italy Carniche pre-Alps
Austria Ibmer Moor
Austria Styrian Enns valley
Austria Kaisergebirge
Sweden Bay of Torslanda
Turkmenistan Deryatakyr
Turkmenistan Mergen
Netherlands Duinen Terschelling
Netherlands Groote Peel
Syria Baath Lake
Netherlands Gelderse Poort
Netherlands Brabantse Wal
Turkey Burdur Lake
Turkey Köyceğiz Lake
Netherlands Drents-Friese Wold & Leggelderveld
Netherlands Dwingelderveld
Turkey Kızılırmak Delta
Turkey Erçek Lake
Netherlands Kampina & Oisterwijkse Vennen
Iraq Hawizeh
Germany Barnbruch
Germany Gildehauser Venn
Germany Leine valley Koldingen-Ruthe
Germany Lengeder Teichgebiet
Germany Sewage pond Ida near Othfresen
Germany Oker valley near Vienenburg
Germany Rhine flats Altlußheim-Mannheim
Germany Konstanzer Bucht of Lake Constance
Germany Obersee: Schachener Bucht
Germany Ismaninger Speichersee and fish ponds
Germany Chiemsee and Chiemseemoore
Germany Huvenhoopsmor and Breddorfer Wiesen
Germany Mittleres Wietingsmoor
Germany Großes Moor near Gifhorn
Germany Georgsdorfer and Dalum-Wietmarscher Moor and Alte Piccardie
Germany Mittlere Schwäbische Alb with Albuch, Härtsfeld and Schmiechener See
Germany Drumlinlandschaft near Überlingen with Salemer Klosterweihern
Germany Main valley and Steiger foothills near Schweinfurt and Volkach
Germany Danube valley between Neuburg and Ingolstadt
Germany Oppenweher Moor
Germany Alluvion of the Lower Schwalm near Borken
Germany Vogelsberg
Germany Wetterau
Germany Untermain
Germany Elbe lowlands near Bertingen
Germany Northern Black Forest
Germany Rhine flats between mouth of Rench and mouth of Murg
Germany Rhine flats Elchesheim-Karlsruhe
Germany Selent-Plön fishponds
Ireland Lough Swilly including Blanket Nook and Inch Lake
Ireland Lough Ennell
Ireland Lough Derravaragh
Ireland Lough Arrow
Ireland Tacumshin lake
Ireland North Wicklow coastal marshes
Ireland Wexford Harbour and Slobs
Ireland Cork Harbour
Ireland Lough Carra
Ireland Inner Galway Bay
Ireland Lough Foyle
Ireland Durnesh Lough
Kyrgyzstan Tokmak Pheasant Reserve
Poland Turek Site
Bosnia and Herzegovina Livno karst field and Busko lake
Kazakhstan Sorbulak Lake System
Kazakhstan Karakol Lake
Estonia Luitemaa
Mauritania Lac de Mâl
Mauritania Lac d'Aleg
Philippines Lake Naujan
Kazakhstan Shoshkakol Lakes
Sweden Bay of Rynninge
Serbia Carska Bara
Serbia Jegricka
Serbia Zasavica

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Artificial/Aquatic - Water Storage Areas (over 8ha) suitable breeding
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Artificial/Aquatic - Water Storage Areas (over 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Marine Coastal/Supratidal Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes suitable breeding
Marine Neritic Estuaries suitable breeding
Marine Neritic Estuaries suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater Springs and Oases suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater Springs and Oases suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) major breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) major non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) major breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) major non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes major breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes major non-breeding
Altitude 0 - 1000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Food - human - - Non-trivial Recent
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - International Non-trivial Recent
Sport hunting/specimen collecting - - Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Tachybaptus ruficollis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/11/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/11/2020.