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Birds by name
Conservation status: Amber
This small grebe has beautiful golden tufts of feathers on its face, contrasting with its black head and neck. Its steep forehead makes its head look 'peaked'. A rare breeding bird, it is also uncommon in winter.
Likes reservoirs, gravel pits and estuaries in winter - the Fal Estuary, Cornwall and Poole Harbour, Dorset are good places to look.
All year round, but best looked for in winter.
Insects, crustaceans and small fish.
* UK breeding is the number of pairs breeding annually. UK wintering is the number of individuals present from October to March. UK passage is the number of individuals passing through on migration in spring and/or autumn.
Please note that the map is only intended as a guide. It shows general distribution rather than detailed, localised populations.
Patrik Aberg, Xeno-canto