He thought of a dabchick that hides so cleverly no one can put it up— then, suddenly, is there, close at hand.
The dabchick is a small bird—rather smaller than a pigeon—and has no erectile ornaments.
If the kingfisher can find a living and abundant fish in our rivers and brooks, why does the dabchick migrate?
Didapper, did′ap-ėr, n. a water-bird that is constantly dipping or diving under water—also called the dabchick.
The dabchick, as this bird is called, is the most evenly distributed bird of this family.
“Shift over, bow and the next man,” shouted out Mr dabchick.
The dabchick is a very timid bird, and when alarmed instantly dives, after which it is useless to look after the bird.
I have never myself seen a dabchick fly through the air or walk on land, neither have I ever heard its note.
The little grebe or dabchick (Podiceps albipennis) is another species that lays in July or August.
She is called the Little Grebe, or sometimes, by her intimate friends, the dabchick.