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Australasian Grebe

Tachybaptus novaehollandiae

Description:

This beautiful male grebe was one of several proud parents on a small pond in Melbourne. When alarmed, its chick would rest its upper body on its fathers bum, giving the impression of a single, adult bird - perhaps as a way to deter/confuse potential predators.

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4 Comments

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 9 years ago

I was just looking through your spottings and I really love the colors of your photos! They are all truly beautiful!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 9 years ago

I agree with Sachin, this is a very beautiful portrait!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Very Beautiful,,

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 9 years ago

Amazing!

Kristian Bell
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Kristian Bell

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jan 9, 2013
Submitted on Jan 23, 2013

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