Great Crested Grebe

Name: Great Crested Grebe

Scientific name: Podiceps cristatus

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 40

What are nature stars?

About: Grebes are diving waterbirds, feeding on small fish and aquatic invertebrates. A little bit larger than a Coot. Grebes nest on floating platforms made up of water weed.

How to identify: The largest and most often seen grebe, with impressive plumes and crests on the head.

Where: Can be found on lakes and reservoirs throughout the country.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 60
  • Agility: 50
  • Rarity: 60
  • Cute factor: 60
  • Traveller: 50

Fantastic fact: When their chicks are very little, grebe parents will sometimes carry them on their backs!

Photograph credit: Ian Rose

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