Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Australasian Crested Grebe 3

Australasian Crested Grebe.

Looking sharp there
In all your finery
Certain to wow the ladies

The handsome Australasian crested grebe belongs to an ancient order of diving water birds found on every continent in the world. It is renowned for its mating displays and the way young grebes ride among plumage on the back of their swimming parents. Three of the 22 species in this order have become extinct in the last 30 years.The Australasian crested grebe has a fine, sharp bill, slender neck and head with a distinctive black double crest. Cheeks have chestnut frills, fringed black ~ Bernard

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