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Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) | by Mark (Rebel T3i)
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Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)

Medium (45cm), slim, slender-necked diving waterbird.

Chestnut and black ruff and crest reduced to black crown in winter.

Hump-backed in flight, showing white wing patches.

In winter, pale grey back, with black, not yellow, dagger-like beak. Sexes similar.

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Taken on June 1, 2011