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Grebes

Group: 
Birds

Grebes can be seen at sea in the winter but in summer they nest near fresh water. Spend much time diving for food.

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Original Tweets Guidance Notes

Little Grebe

Tachybaptus ruficollis
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A small diving grebe quite common on fresh open water and larger rivers


 

Photo by:
Peter Orchard

Great Crested Grebe

Podiceps cristatus
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The largest of our grebes having along neck and flat-topped head


 
Photo by:
Peter Orchard

Red-necked Grebe

Podiceps grisegena
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A very occasional winter visitor seen off the Dorset coast and in the main harbours


 

 

Photo by:
Internet Open Source

Slavonian Grebe

Podiceps auritus
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A winter visitor seen floating just of shore in sheltered locations.


 

 

Photo by:
Internet Open Source

Black-necked Grebe

Podiceps nigricollis
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Small numbers overwinter off the Dorset coast and in the main harbours


 

 

Photo by:
Mike Morse