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Great Crested Grebe - Toppdykker - Podiceps cristatus
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Great Crested Grebe are something of a rarity in Øygarden, though this is partly due to observer coverage. As a winter species this bird turns up at a time when relatively few birders cover the area and as such there are barely even a handful of records for the area. A Great crested Grebe will invariably provoke something of a "twitch" among county year listers

Great Crested Grebe

Above and below: A winter plumaged bird at Herdlevær, Øygarden, January 2013

Great Crested Grebe

For flight identification of grebes you can't really beat this book:

Great Crested Grebe
Winter plumaged bird, port of Samsun, Turkey (Black Sea)

All pictures on this page taken using a digital SLR camera with a 400mm telephoto lens

Breeding Great-crested Grebe
Breeding Great-crested Grebe, Østensjøvannet, Oslo, May 2014

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