Often sunbathes to reduce energy needed to create heat from food. Highly nomadic, also most communal of all grebes, nesting ing groups, clustering on open water and clumping in loose rafts to roost.
Wetlands , Open; unsheltered sheets of fresh or saline water; inland waters and fringing forests; floodplains.
November to January, or after rains. One brood per season. 5-6 eggs, chalky pale blue, becoming stained with brown. Incubation by both sexes. Pairing is impermanent and courtship simple.
Kakadu National Park
|| Hoary-headed Grebe
|| Poliocephalus (Podiceps) poliocephalus
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