The Great crested grebe – Podiceps cristatus is the largest of the Old World Grebe, which are a species of Type – waterbird It has a very extensive range over Eurasia, Africa and Australasia. Within the AWB Range it has a breeding population in the Southern Caucasus, further South it becomes either resident or non-breeding. It winters in the Black Sea and along all the coasts of Turkey and the Levant down to the Nile Delta, In the Maghreb states it becomes resident in a few areas, but is supplemented by wintering birds along the coasts. Along the N coasts of the Arabian Gulf it winters in Iraq and Iran.
Type - waterbird - nests in vegetation on freshwater wetlands Summer Habitat - estuaries, bays, lagoons, reservoirs, Winter Habitat - freshwater lakes, reservoirs, sheltered coastal bays, coastal lagoons, Resident Habitat - mature rivers, vegetated lakes, Order: Podicipediformes Family: Podicipedidae Genus: Podiceps
Species... Podiceps cristatus Great crested grebe - Species - ebird.org Great crested grebe - Species sheet - wikipedia.org Great crested grebe - Focus - bto.org Great crested grebe - Card - oiseaux-birds.com Great crested grebe - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org
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