Photo: Courtesy of
Naturalist Guide Damon Ramsey
AUSTRALASIAN GREBE: Tachybaptus novaehollandiae
Small brown bird, usually seen in water. A rather shy and solitary breeding bird.
During the breeding season, the bird is an attractive chocolate brown with a reddish tinge to head, yellow eye and a bright yellow 'lipstick smear' at the base of the bill.
When in non-breeding plumage, it is a plainer brown with white neck and underparts.
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