06 July, 2012

Australasian Grebe

Scientific Name: Tachybaptus novaehollandiae

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Found on inland, freshwater wetlands in most of Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and nearby Pacific islands.

Field Notes: Small waterfowl with tufted appearance to the rear, characteristic of grebes. Generally grey-brown overall, with head somewhat darker. Rufous cheek patch and yellow behind bill. Hoary-headed Grebe with thin black and white stripes on head.

Personal Notes: Photographed in Canberra, and then Chiltern, Australia.

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