25cm to 29cm
40cm to 45cm
100g to 140g
The little grebe is quite a small and stout grebe that often seems to have a 'fluffy' rear end. When these birds are disturbed, they'll often dive and surface some distance away.
The summer plumage displays a bright chestnut colour on the cheeks and throat, with a pale patch at the bottom of the beak.
Although little birds, the little grebe van be a rather noisy bird that has an extremely distinctive whiny sound.
Their diets consist mainly of small fish, insects and larvae.
Great Crested Grebe
A common breeding resident diving water bird found throughout the UK and renowned for its enchanting courtship rituals.
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