Great Crested Grebe
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|The Great Crested Grebe, Podiceps cristatus, is a member of the grebe family of water birds.|
The Great Crested Grebe is 46–51 centimetres (18–20 in) long with a 59–73 centimetres (23–29 in) wingspan. It is an excellent swimmer and diver, and pursues its fish prey underwater. The adults are unmistakable in summer with head and neck decorations. In winter, this is whiter than most grebes, with white above the eye, and a pink bill. It is the largest European grebe.
The young are remarkable because their heads are striped black and white, much like zebras. They lose these markings when they become adults.
The Great Crested Grebe breeds in vegetated areas of freshwater lakes. The subspecies P. c. cristatus is found across Europe and Asia. It is resident in the milder west of its range, but migrates from the colder regions. It winters on freshwater lakes and reservoirs or the coast.
Info from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Crested_Grebe
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Superb quality image of The Great Crested Grebe, impressive sharpness with nice detail in the feathers, good exposure and splendid natura colours, i love the highlighted eye that brings the picture alive, nice work and well done,
Congratulations Pam and have a nice Sunday,
- [2011-06-05 0:33]
Very beautiful photo of this Great Grebe. Excellent sharpness, details, beautiful natural colours and pleasing eye contact.
What a beautiful pic.Excellent sharpness and colour.Very well done.
- [2011-06-05 12:26]
Very good shot of this grebe. The waterdrops on the back and the dark water is really superb. My compliments!
What a cheeky and cute appearance! Superb capture with excellent exposure control. Beautiful colours in very good sharpness. A very pleasant image to view. Well done.