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Great Crested Grebe

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

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Click here for sighting information


No photos from Oman available yet. To go to the European page, click here.

Photos of race "australis" are available here.

crgrebe_jp_20200314.m4a cristatus
Contact calls? Q&A © JP
crgrebe_20200316.m4a australis
Contact calls? Q&A
(+ White-plumed Honeyeater)
© MD
crgrebe_20161218.mp3 australis
? © MD
crgrebe_20161218_2.mp3 australis
? © MD
crgrebe_cp_20221123.mp3 australis
Begging calls (chicks) © CP

More Great Crested Grebe sound recordings are available at .

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