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Great crested grebe

Podiceps cristatus


The Great crested grebe, seen here in its winter plumage, is the largest and most familiar grebe in Europe.It spends most of its time on open waters and nests in areas with reeds.


The shores of a large central European lake. Year-round resident.


Part of a large group of birds fishing on the same spot.

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DanielePralong 6 years ago

Thanks Satyen! Their winter plumage is a bit drab but I hope to photograph them again in spring.

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Beautiful bird!

DanielePralong 6 years ago

Thank you Alice and Maria!

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Wonderful series!

alicelongmartin 6 years ago

And can swim at a good speed! Very nice portraits!

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Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland

Lat: 46.46, Long: 6.84

Spotted on Jan 26, 2013
Submitted on Feb 7, 2013

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