Australasian GrebeScientific name: Tachybaptus novaehollandiae
Aboriginal name: Ngoonan (n’oo’nan).
Distribution: Widespread across Australia but absent from the drier areas.
Description: Up to 25cm long with a wingspan of 39cm.
Notes: The photographs for this species were not taken in the reserves of interest to the FQPB.
References: What Bird is That? Neville W Cayley. 1978
Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Various contributors.
Aboriginal names of bird species in south-west Western Australia, with suggestions for their adoption into common usage. Ian Abbott. 2009. Conservation Science Western Australia Journal. Volume 7 No 2 http://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/science-and-research/76-publications-and-resources/103-conservation-science-wa-journal