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Great Crested Grebe

Podiceps cristatus

Notes:

Unusually, young grebes are capable of swimming and diving almost at hatching. The adults teach these skills to their young by carrying them on their back and diving, leaving the chicks to float on the surface; they then re-emerge a few feet away so that the chicks may swim back onto them.

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2 Comments

FoTony
FoTony 7 years ago

Thank you Cole!

Nayeli
Nayeli 7 years ago

love it!

Antoine Verfaille
Spotted by
Antoine Verfaille

Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Spotted on May 24, 2012
Submitted on Dec 14, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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