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.