Little Grebe

Description: Slightly bigger than a thrush, the little grebe when mating can be easily recognized by its rufous coloration of cheeks and neck, and the bright yellow leathery callosity in the corner of the mouth. In autumn, it is distinguished from other smaller grebes by the predominantly ocher-red coloration. The eyes of all little grebes are brown. The entire wing is dark, with no white spots. The length is 25-29 cm.

Habitat: A rare species, settling on ponds, smaller bays, rivers with oozy beds and heavily vegetated banks.

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