Great Crested Grebe

Description: The largest of the grebes, the great crested grebe is as big as a mallard, but slimmer. It is distinguishable by opulent head and neck decorations, and in the autumn plumage – by the pure white front of the neck, a white stripe above the eyes, a dark harness-like pattern, and the reddish beak. It is 46-51 cm long.

Habitat: Medium and large ponds and lakes, with thickets of reed and other vegetation, and river reaches of at least one meter deep.

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