WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPodica senegalensis (Vieillot, 1817)

212727

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212727

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Length: male 51-65 cm; female 45-56 cm....  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Length: male 51-65 cm; female 45-56 cm. Plumage: male with crown and neck greyish black to black with a green to blue iridescent wash; back dark brown with green gloss and spotted white; cheeks, throat and foreneck slaty blue; narrow white stripe from behind eye down sides of neck; belly white. Female browner without iridescence and with wider white stripe and white or buffy white foreneck. Immature like female but browner with few white spots and buff foreneck. Bare parts: iris reddish brown to brown; bill coral red with darker culmen, female duller with dark tit and culmen; feet and legs orange to orange-red, brown at back. Habitat: creeks and mangroves, wooded inland waters.<389><391><393> [details]
Adriaens, P. (2011). Podica senegalensis (Vieillot, 1817). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212727 on 2017-11-21

Date
action
by
1998-08-22 05:35:27Z
created
Depew, Lorna
2011-04-08 06:18:06Z
checked

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basis of record Urban, E.K., C.H. Fry & S. Keith (1986). The Birds of Africa, Volume II. Academic Press, London. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Length: male 51-65 cm; female 45-56 cm. Plumage: male with crown and neck greyish black to black with a green to blue iridescent wash; back dark brown with green gloss and spotted white; cheeks, throat and foreneck slaty blue; narrow white stripe from behind eye down sides of neck; belly white. Female browner without iridescence and with wider white stripe and white or buffy white foreneck. Immature like female but browner with few white spots and buff foreneck. Bare parts: iris reddish brown to brown; bill coral red with darker culmen, female duller with dark tit and culmen; feet and legs orange to orange-red, brown at back. Habitat: creeks and mangroves, wooded inland waters.<389><391><393> [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorwatertrapper  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPeter's finfootUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAfrican finfoot  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgrébifoulque d'Afrique  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor Binsenralle  [details]