Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) - HBW 1, p. 193
French: Grèbe huppé
Spanish: Somormujo Lavanco
Other common names: (Southern) Crested Grebe (australis)
Taxonomy: Colymbus cristatus Linnaeus, 1758, Europe; restricted to Sweden.
Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- cristatus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Palearctic; winters in coastal zones, mainly in S of range.
- infuscatus Salvadori, 1884 - scattered populations in E, S & WC Africa.
- australis Gould, 1844 - SW & SE Australia, Tasmania; South I (New Zealand).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 113 videos
Pair with 3 chicks, carrying on the back Locality Ostensjovannet, Oslo, Oslo & Akershus, Norway (ssp cristatus)
Per Johan 10 June 2006 2 years ago 1 min 35 sec 5
Pair copulating Locality Ostensjovannet, Oslo, Oslo & Akershus, Norway (ssp cristatus)
Per Johan 12 April 2007 2 years ago 59 sec 4.9
display of a pair Locality Amsterdamse Bos, North Holland Province, Netherlands
Wim ten Have 20 May 2012 37 weeks ago 20 sec 4.6
A female with chicks. Locality Walenhoek Neture Reserve, Niel, Antwerp Province, Belgium
Jeremiusz Trzaska 30 May 2013 27 weeks ago 35 sec 4.6
A bird killing a frog. Locality Candasnos, Huesca, Aragón, Spain (ssp cristatus)
Jesús Laborda 11 May 2012 1 year ago 31 sec 4.4
A bird eating a fish. Locality Borsbeek, Antwerp Province, Belgium
Jeremiusz Trzaska 20 April 2012 1 year ago 31 sec 4.4
PhotosSee all 99 photos
a mother carrying two young
Locality Mogan Lake, Gölbası, Ankara Province, Turkey
ahmet karataş 14 June 2011 1 year ago 4.6
Bird coming close to the shore
Locality Teich Bird Reserve, Gironde, Aquitanie, France (ssp cristatus)
Nicole Bouglouan 10 July 2004 3 years ago 4.5
Locality Abu Nakhla Ponds, Doha, Qatar (ssp cristatus)
John A Thompson 5 June 2009 3 years ago 4.4
Locality Moselle, Lorraine, France
Didier Collin 24 October 2011 4 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.4
A pair courting
Locality Hornborga Lake, Västra Götaland County, Sweden
Hans Petter Kristoffersen 1 April 2012 1 year ago 4.4
On mothers back
Locality Reeuwijk, South Holland Province, Netherlands
Peter van Zoest 26 May 2008 1 year ago 4.4