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Great Crested Grebe

Podiceps cristatus


My first time seeing the Great Crested Grebe! These fabulous looking Grebes have "a long neck and head with a distinctive black double crest. [They have] dark brown wings, satin white underparts, a black crown, dark olive-green feet and, during flight, prominent white patches are visible on its wings. This grebe has a white face with a red eye, and a black line from the base of the bill to the eye." (Birdlife Australia)


This Great Crested Grebe was floating around on the water at Gordonbrook Dam, near Kingaroy. "Gordonbrook Dam is the sole water supply for Kingaroy.[.....] The dam provides a haven for over 100 different species of birds." (https://www.queensland.com/en-au/attract... )


Check out this little video of this critter floating on the water: https://vimeo.com/335422387

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armadeus.4 4 months ago

Thanks heaps Neil! I'm glad you're enjoying the videos. I like to do them to try and capture behaviour. Grebes do seem to be quite birds. I was fortunate this one decided my mum and I were not worth worrying about :D I had only ever seen pictures of this Grebe and I was so excited when mum pointed this one out!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 months ago

How awesome this is, Liana. It took me years to get close enough to grebes to get some decent photos. It will take me a lot more years to get one wearing a fluffy hat! Cool spotting, and I love the video (your trademark).

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QLD, Australia

Lat: -26.45, Long: 151.75

Spotted on Mar 6, 2019
Submitted on May 10, 2019

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