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.

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

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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