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Great Crested Grebe on Nest

Jo Nijenhuis

Hoorn, Netherlands

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Camera: Fuji FinePix S8100
Location: Hoorn, The Netherlands, Europe
Date: May 29/2010

Featured in JPG Cast Offs, The World As We See It, or as we missed it, The Birds

The Great Crested Grebe has an elaborate mating display. Like all grebes, it nests on the water’s edge, since its legs are set relatively far back and it is thus unable to walk very well. Usually two eggs are laid, and the fluffy, striped young grebe are often carried on the adult’s back. In a clutch of two or more hatchlings, male and female grebes will each identify their ‘favourites’, which they alone will care for and teach
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