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  • Great Crested Grebe

  • Podiceps cristatus
  • The Great Crested Grebe is a medium to large aquatic bird, and is the largest of the grebes. It has a long neck and head with a distinctive black double crest, and a chestnut/black neck frill. It has 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. The adult female is slightly smaller than the adult male. Juveniles have a striped black and white head and neck. Characteristic mating display.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=224
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?r=&c=224&p=92&s=1274973791
  • « Back to Catalog
  • Great Crested Grebe

  • The Great Crested Grebe is a medium to large aquatic bird, and is the largest of the grebes. It has a long neck and head with a distinctive black double crest, and a chestnut/black neck frill. It has 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. The adult female is slightly smaller than the adult male. Juveniles have a striped black and white head and neck. Characteristic mating display.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Podiceps cristatus
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 60
  • Size
  • 48-61cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?r=&c=224&p=92&s=1274973791
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=224
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/great-crested-grebe