Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)

I saw a pair of these birds at Lysterfield Lake last month. I didn’t know what they were and had to do some research.  I went to get several shots and these were probably the best. Lovely colouring.

Details at Birds in Backyards website says: 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. The Great Crested Grebe 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. more…

Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)

Great Crested Grebe

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