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Great Crested Grebe

(Podiceps cristatus)
Alternate name(s): "Crested Grebe", "Tippet Grebe", "Loon", "Gaunt"; Misnomer: "Carr Goose"
German name(s): "Haubentaucher"

Size: 46-51 cm; wing span 59-73 cm
Weight: 0.6-1.5 kg
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Great Crested Grebe at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Race "cristatus"



Poor digital scan of a photo showing a lateral view of a Great Crested Grebe
[Near Mölln, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, July 1991]

Poor digital scan of a photo showing two Great Crested Grebes on a canal
[Near Mölln, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, July 1991]


For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

crgrebe_20161218.mp3 australis
? © MD
crgrebe_20161218_2.mp3 australis
? © MD

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