Slavonian Grebe – 1894

SCLAVONIAN GREBE, Podiceps auritus

A winter visitor; rare.

According to Mr. Dix a few specimens of this Grebe occur every winter in their immature or winter plumage. Mr. Mathias omits it from his list. It used to be the commonest of all the Grebes in the winter time on the North Devon rivers, where we have frequently shot it, and have sometimes seen three or four of a day. It is thus likely to occur on the Pembrokeshire side of the Bristol Channel. It is a much smaller species than either the Great Crested Grebe or the Red-necked Grebe.

Mathew M.A. 1894, Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands

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