little Grebe 2

The Little Grebe, also known as a Dabchick (Afrikaans name Kleindobbertjie) always faces away from the sun to dry their feathers and warm them. They are common residents on lakes, dams and other freshwater bodies.

L grebe chick

The chicks have striped heads and the juveniles have not yet got the beautiful adult colouring.

J Grebe

The little Grebe lays 2-7 eggs on a floating nest and carries its babies on its back. We spotted these Grebes at the Abrahamskraal hide in the West Coast National Park.

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