fredag 17 augusti 2012
Bird Picture of the Week / Ukens Fuglebilde
This week I decided it was time for a somewhat humouristic bird picture, showing a Slavonian Grebe / Horndykker (Podiceps auritus) with an unusually small head compared to its body...
Slavonian Grebes breed in freshwater areas with a lot of vegetation and usually lay 1-2 eggs. After hatching, the striped chicks are often carried on the back of the adults.
While the adult bird was sticking its head under the water I snapped this photo of the newborn chick trying to hold on to the back of its mother.