Kōrero: Wetland birds

Australasian crested grebe nest

Australasian crested grebe nest

An Australasian crested grebe sits on its large floating nest on Lake Alexandrina in South Canterbury. It is brooding a stripy chick on its back – grebes often swim like this too. The adult has a topknot-like crest and a prominent neck ruff, both of which are raised and fluffed out during courtship displays

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Private collection
Photograph by Carl Walrond

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Christina Troup, 'Wetland birds - Grebes and dabchicks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14614/australasian-crested-grebe-nest (accessed 29 November 2021)

He kōrero nā Christina Troup, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015