Great crested grebe

Dw00067 Great Crested grebe ( Podiceps cristatus – Toppet Lappedykker ) Research and watercolor

Great crested grebe bird

Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt

Known for its mating display dance and those plumes and beautiful colors that ladies used in their hats to a degree in the 19th century so the Great crested grebe almost went extinct in the United Kingdom

Nesting mostly on lakes, in vegetation both adults rear the chicks. The Great grebe is a great diver, and spend around 15-20 sec. on each dive.

The Great crested grebe can be found over most of Europe and Asia. And most head south in the winter, or out to fjords and sea, for milder climate.

Dw00066 Great Crested grebe ( Podiceps arctica - Toppet lappedykker) watercolor by Frits Ahlefeldt
Dw00067 Great Crested grebe ( Podiceps arctica – Toppet lappedykker) watercolor

Link: Se more of my Bird biodiversity research collection

Wikipedia read more link: Great Crested Grebe

Keywords: watercolor, watercolour, birds, fowl, wildlife, animals, birding, fugle, biodiversitet, akvarel, birding, denmark biodiversity

Here I am researching bird biodiversity, how the bird species look and how we relate to them, both along the trails and the places we live. – It is part of my work to understand the many lifeforms we share our planet with. Research, texts and watercolor paintings by Frits Ahlefeldt.

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