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Australasian Grebe

Tachybaptus novaehollandiae

ML201881581

IBC1521148

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Robert Humphries
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Herdsman Lake
Stirling, Western Australia, Australia
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Latitude and Longitude -31.9261, 115.807 Map

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Unknown
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Unknown
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Media notes

An Australasian Grebe arranging material on its floating its nest. The diminutive Australasian Grebe (Tachybaptus novaehollandiae) is usually found on freshwater wetlands in Australia, New Zealand and on nearby Pacific islands. Both adults contribute to building their floating nest that is made from waterweeds and other kinds of green aquatic vegetation, often diving to harvest nest material under water. This adult Australasian Grebe is arranging material on its nest that is anchored to a small Flooded Gum in the shallows of Herdsman Lake in Perth, Western Australia. Brown Honeyeaters can be heard calling in the background. Elevation: 7 m. Date added to IBC: October 7, 2018.

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IBC scientific name: Tachybaptus novaehollandiae novaehollandiae.

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