Grebes (Podicipedidae)

Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) - HBW 1, p. 193

French: Grèbe huppé German: Haubentaucher 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).