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Great Crested Grebe

Great Crested Grebe

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Mark Billiau.


World Member, region Antwerp, Belgium

Great Crested Grebe

The great crested grebe is a graceful bird that lives in vegetated areas of freshwater lakes.
It’s a great swimmer and excellent diver feeding mainly on fish, but also little crustaceans, insects and even small frogs.

This species was hunted almost to extinction in the United Kingdom during Victorian times in the 19th century for its head plumes, which were used to decorate hats and ladies' undergarments……. !

Dutch name : Fuut
German name : Haubentaucher
Latin name : Podiceps cristatus

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