English Name Short-winged Grebe
Scientific Name Rollandia microptera
German Name Titikakataucher
Spanish Name Zampullín del Titicaca
French Name Grèbe microptère
 
Short-winged Grebe
     
Peters Family Name PODICIPEDIDAE:Grebes Order 200.0
Sibley Monroe Family Name PODICIPEDIDAE:Grebes Order 3658.0
Gill Family Name PODICIPEDIDAE:Grebes Order 61.0
New 2013 Family Name PODICIPEDIDAE:Grebes Order 208.0
 
English Synonyms
  • Flightless Grebe
  • Titicaca Flightless Grebe
Synonyms
$(ctd): Not Podiceps rolland Quoy & Gaimard 1824.
Authority (Gould 1868)
Habitat

Large open lakes with reedbeds or floating vegtation in high Andes over 300m.Breeds preferably in fairly open areas with patchy aquatic vegetation and ready access to open water.

Breeding "Laying all year round, with peak in Nov/Dec." (HBW,1,p.191)
Movement
Sedentary