Mark Billiau.


Premium (World), region Antwerp, Belgium

Great Crested Grebe : the mating dance

The Great Crested Grebe is a graceful bird that lives in vegetated areas of freshwater lakes.

This picture was taken during the mating dance.
These birds are well known for their elaborate courtship display in which pairs raise and shake their head plumes and approach each other rising up breast to breast in the water and turning their heads from side to side.

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

A big thanks to JURAFR for the kindly nomination of this picture.

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