Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Great Crested Grebe Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Podiceps cristatus
Family : Podicipedidae
Order : Podicipediformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Haors
Description : The Great Crested Grebe is a grey waterbird with two prominent ear-tufts (adult bird length approximately 50 cm, wing 20 cm, bill 4.3 cm, tarsus 5.8 cm). The non-breeding adult looks dark greyish-brown from above and whitish from below. It has rufous-orange flanks. It has carmine-red irises and its bill is dark brown with a paler tip and a crimson base. It breeds in June-August. The great crested grebe feeds mainly on fish, but also small crustaceans, insects, small frogs and newts.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Jarek Matusiak(www.xeno-canto.org/Jarek Matusiak), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.