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great crested grebe

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Definition of great crested grebe in English:

noun

A large grebe with a crest and ear ruffs in the breeding season, found from Europe to New Zealand.
  • Podiceps cristatus, family Podicipedidae
Example sentences
  • They include gadwall, tufted ducks, pochard, coot and great crested grebes, as well as large numbers of other species such as wigeon, shoveler teal, mallard, cormorant and mute swans.
  • More than 218 species have been recorded on the reserve, including mallards, teal, widgin, great crested grebes, pochard, wild geese and Canada geese.
  • In the summer of 1992, and apparently for the first time, two pairs of splendid great crested grebes successfully bred on the river in the city centre rearing broods of young.

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