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Birds

Great
Crested Grebe

Least Concern

Unknown

Great Crested Grebe

Podiceps cristatus

The great crested grebe is the largest member of the grebe family, with some larger species residing in the Americas. They measure 20 in long with 29 in wingspan and weigh 1.5 kg. It is an excellent swimmer and diver, and pursues its fish prey underwater. The adults are unmistakable in summer with head and neck decorations. In winter, this is whiter than most grebes, with white above the eye, and a pink bill.

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Regional Names
  • Bengali:
    বড় খোঁপাডুবুরি
  • Bhojpuri:
    शिव हंस
  • Gujarati:
    ચોટીલી ડૂબકી
  • Malayalam:
    കിന്നരി മുങ്ങാങ്കോഴി
  • Marathi:
    मोठी टिबुकली
  • Nepali:
    डुबुल्कीचरा
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Taxanomy

PODICIPEDIFORMES
PODICIPEDIDAE
Podiceps cristatus

Great Crested Grebe

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