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Red-necked grebe


Red-necked grebe
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Copyright: Marx Who (Marx44) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3885)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-06-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 70D, Tamron SP 150-600 f5-6.3 DI VC USD G2
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-07-02 13:55
Viewed: 77
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The red-necked grebe (Podiceps grisegena) is a migratory aquatic bird found in the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. Its wintering habitat is largely restricted to calm waters just beyond the waves around ocean coasts, although some birds may winter on large lakes. Grebes prefer shallow bodies of fresh water such as lakes, marshes or fish-ponds as breeding sites.

The red-necked grebe is a nondescript dusky-grey bird in winter. During the breeding season, it acquires the distinctive red neck plumage, black cap and contrasting pale grey face from which its name was derived. It also has an elaborate courtship display and a variety of loud mating calls. Once paired, it builds a nest from water plants on top of floating vegetation in a shallow lake or bog.

Like all grebes, the Red-necked is a good swimmer, a particularly swift diver, and responds to danger by diving rather than flying. The feet are positioned far back on the body, near the tail, which makes the bird ungainly on land. It dives for fish or picks insects off vegetation; it also swallows its own feathers, possibly to protect the digestive system. The conservation status of its two subspecies—P. g. grisegena found in Europe and western Asia, and the larger P. g. holboelii (formerly Holbœll grebe), in North America and eastern Siberia—is evaluated as Least Concern, and the global population is stable or growing.


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Very nice capture Marx! I like it.

hello Marx
une superbe composition, ce grèbe est bien mis en valeur:
détails et couleurs de bonne qualité
Bon W-E
Roland

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