AUSTRALASIAN GREBE FACTS
The non-breeding plumage of both the male and female Australasian Grebe is dark grey-brown above and mostly silver-grey below, with a white oval patch of bare skin at the base of the bill. During the breeding season, both sexes have a glossy-black head and a brown stripe from behind the eye down the neck, and the patch of skin at the base of the bill becomes yellow.
freshwater ponds and small waterways
mall fish and water insects
Lays 4-5 pale blue eggs in a nest made of floating vegetation anchored to a submerged branch or reed
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Australasian Grebe|