HOARY-HEADED GREBE FACTS
The Hoary-headed Grebe is a fairly small dark grey and white grebe. It has a brown eye and a black patch under the chin, and a narrow black streak down the back of the neck During the breeding season adult plumage has white streaks over the entire head, giving them the common name of Hoary-headed Grebe. Juveniles have a white chin and throat and a striped face.
Dabchick, Hoary-headed Dabchick
open waters in lakes, estuaries, brackish water
mainly aquatic insects and other invertebrates.
The Hoary-headed Grebe builds a nest amongst floating weeds, sedges or reeds. The nest is made of waterweeds attached to sedges or a fallen branch. Three to six eggs are laid.
The Hoary-headed Grebe is found in all states and territories of Australia as well as in New Zealand. It is not usually found in the central arid regions of Australia.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
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