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Great crested grebe

Podiceps cristatus

Habitat:

Lakes, marshes, rivers

Notes:

Very common in lakes and rivers in Flanders (Belgium)

1 Species ID Suggestions

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago
Great crested grebe
Podiceps cristatus Great Crested Grebe


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3 Comments

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 9 years ago

You're right. I missed seeing the second photo completely. Very cool. Our loons (divers) exhibit this behavior as well; may help keep chicks out of danger from some of our larger fish and snapping turtles.

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

As you can see in the second pic there is even more than one hiding in mom´s back :-)

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 9 years ago

Lovely photograph! I like the chick riding on the adult's back.

The MnMs
Spotted by
The MnMs

Oud-Heverlee, Vlaanderen, Belgium

Spotted on Apr 10, 2011
Submitted on May 15, 2011

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