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Great-crested grebe

Podiceps cristatus

Description:

Great-crested grebes have beautiful head plumage during courtship and breeding season. Their young look very different with zebra-type striping on their heads. The grebes usually have one or two offspring.

Habitat:

A ditch along a road running beside a dike.

Notes:

These are one of my favorite bird species. I first saw them in Switzerland in 2012 when they were doing a courtship dance. Now, six years later, I got to see how they tend their young. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/985...

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Waterland, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Lat: 52.45, Long: 5.02

Spotted on Aug 11, 2018
Submitted on Aug 11, 2018

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