Red-Necked Grebe

Description: In size similar to an average duck, the red-necked grebe in spring and early summer stands out among other grebes by its light-grey cheeks. In the autumn plumage, it is different from the horned and the black-necked grebes in its greater size, and from the great crested grebe – in its dark-grey head decorations reaching down to its eyes, without the white brow, and with rufous and brown feathers on the front of the neck. The beak is grey, with a yellow base. It is 40-50 cm long.

Habitat: It nests on medium and larger lakes, with thickets of reed and other vegetation.

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