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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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Ten minutes into our journey, we were already spotting kingfishers, great crested grebes, a bittern, herons, geese and ducks.
Plus the TV crews have been sourcing wildlife stories from around the country, such as why mosquitoes prefer biting some people than others, the courtship rituals of great crested grebes and action from a nest of owls who were filmed for three months.
And TV crews have been sourcing the best wildlife action around the country, including the courtship rituals of great crested grebes, and a nest of owls filmed over three months.
When I was about 13, a pair of great crested grebes built a nest close to one of the reserve hides.
They are also fantastic habitats for wildlife and during the trips we saw herons, great crested grebes and tufted ducks on the lake and heard wrens, woodpeckers, great tits, robins and blackbirds in the woods.
rspbconwy: Our great crested grebes are nest-building.
We obtained 224 great crested grebes (Podiceps cristatus), 16 great black-headed gulls (Larus ichthyaetus), 15 brown-headed gulls (Larus brunnicephalus), 9 bar-headed geese (Anser indicus), 5 ruddy shelducks (Tadorna ferruginea), 3 great cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo), and 1 common coot (family Rallidae) (Figure 1).
It is home to a wide variety of water birds and includes a nesting site for great crested grebes.
Among the highlights are the Underwater Lampreys in theWye and a pair of great Crested Grebes mating.
The water's surface was perfectly still and only temporarily disturbed by a pair of Great Crested Grebes making their way downstream.
FLOCKS of Great Crested Grebes are starting to build on areas of open water for winter.