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Great crested Grebe

ararge aegeria

Description:

These Grebes in breeding plumage have very ornate head plumes, they dive to avoid predators rather than flying and often stay under water for a few minutes at a time. Also diving to catch fish which is their main diet. about the size of a Mallard with a long slim neck and piercing bill.

Habitat:

seen at Rutland water nature reserve.

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5 Comments

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 7 years ago

Thanks Jen and Mona!

JenKnight
JenKnight 7 years ago

love it! great capture - as you say, these guys don't sit still!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

Beautiful..

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 7 years ago

Thanks Alice, You're right they are, and they also have a tendency to dive just as I get focussed on them too!!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 7 years ago

Nice series! Also fast swimmers.

Debbie Stewart
Spotted by
Debbie Stewart

Leicester, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on May 12, 2013
Submitted on May 14, 2013

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