Little Grebe

Name: Little Grebe

Scientific name: Tachybaptus ruficollis

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 40

What are nature stars?

About: Grebes are diving waterbirds, feeding on small fish and aquatic invertebrates. This is our smallest grebe, about half the size of a moorhen. Grebes nest on floating platforms made up of water weed.

How to identify: A small, brownish grebe with a fluffy bum!

Where: Found on canals, ponds, lakes and rivers throughout the country.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 60
  • Agility: 60
  • Rarity: 50
  • Cute factor: 60
  • Traveller: 70

Fantastic fact: The Little Grebe is sometimes known as the Dabchick.

Photograph credit: Ian Rose

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