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Great Crested Grebe

Podiceps cristatus

Description:

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)

Habitat:

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... )

Notes:

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

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2 Comments

armadeus.4
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).

armadeus.4
Spotted by
armadeus.4

QLD, Australia

Lat: -26.45, Long: 151.75

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

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