great crested grebe


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great crested grebe

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(Animals) a European grebe, Podiceps cristatus, having blackish ear tufts and, in the breeding season, a dark brown frill around the head
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Noun1.great crested grebe - large Old World grebe with black ear tuftsgreat crested grebe - large Old World grebe with black ear tufts
grebe - small compact-bodied almost completely aquatic bird that builds floating nests; similar to loons but smaller and with lobate rather than webbed feet
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