Poliocephalus poliocephalus (Jardine & Selby, 1827)

Hoary-headed Grebe

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The Hoary-headed Grebe is a fairly small dark grey and white grebe. It has a brown eye and a black patch under the chin, and a narrow black streak down the back of the neck. During the breeding season the adult's plumage has white streaks over it's entire head, giving them the common name of Hoary-headed Grebe. ... source: Wikipedia

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Content and maps have been accessed from Atlas of Living Australia (http://www.ala.org.au) and Birdlife Australia (http://birdlife.org.au/).