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Stocky built bird with a great eye for fishing and a loud rattling call. Large looking blue-grey head with a crest. Blue-Grey back, back and tail. White spot in front of eyes, white collar and underside. Both male and female will have a solid blue-grey band across the chest and females will also have a rusty colored from underwing, flanks and across the belly. Bill is long and spear-like.
Lakes and ponds. Sometimes over canals
Spotted with repeated dives but no catch as I watched