Σκουφοβουτηχτάρι - Podiceps cristatus - Great Crested Grebe
 

Adult (in summer/breeding plumage)
 

Adult on right (in summer/breeding plumage) with striped juvenile - UK photo.
 

Winter plumage UK photo - Ranworth UK, 5.1.2014
 

Above summer plumage Agia Reservoir 21.6.2006
 

Status: Rare winter visitor
2008:
25.2.08 (1) Lake Kournas. AM (photo AM report 5)

2006:
21.6.06 (1) Agia Reservoir. RR (see photo above)


Identification:
Largest european grebe breeds on rivers and lakes with suitable vegetation for nest, on migration also frequents larger areas of water and offshore.
Voice: loud grunty calls
Food: Dives for fish and aquatic invertebrates
Size: Wingspan 77-85cm Length 40-46cm
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