WoRMS taxon details

Podica senegalensis (Vieillot, 1817)

212727  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212727)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh
Not documented
Description Length: male 51-65 cm; female 45-56 cm. Plumage: male with crown and neck greyish black to black with a green to blue...  
Description 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]
WoRMS (2018). Podica senegalensis (Vieillot, 1817). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212727 on 2018-06-19
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  Type locality 
 

From other sources
Description 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 watertrapper  [details]
English Peter's finfootAfrican finfoot  [details]
French grébifoulque d'Afrique  [details]
German Binsenralle  [details]