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Red-necked Grebe

Red-necked Grebe
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Podicipediformes
Family:Podicipedidae
Genus:Podiceps[?]
Species:grisegena
Binomial name
Podiceps grisegena
The Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena, is a member of the grebe family of water birds.

It breeds in vegetated areas of freshwater lakes across Europe western Asia and North America. Most birds migrate in winter to the coast.

Like all grebes, it nests on the water’s edge, since it legs are set very back and it cannot walk well. Usually two eggs are laid, and the striped young are sometimes carried on the adults back.

It is an excellent swimmer and diver, and pursues its fish prey underwater.

The adults are unmistakeable in summer with a red neck and white throat. In winter, this is duskier than most grebes, with no white above the eye, and a mainly yellow bill. It is not quite as large as Great Crested Grebe.



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