Great-crested Grebe
 
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Great-crested Grebe

Great crested Grebe - photo by Ashley Beolens

Great crested Grebe (Pondiceps cristatus) is a scarce winter visitor in Haryana. This bird is found in the wetlands.   Order: CICONIIFORMES   Family: Podicipedidae   Size: 50 cm   Local Name: Shiva Hans

Identification: Sexes alike. Tailless bird with a slender white neck and pointed bill. Two black upstanding, backwardly directed ear tuffs above head and a frill of chestnut-and-black elongated feathers below the neck.

Food: Fish, insects, frogs, tadpoles. 

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