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Black-Necked Grebe

2 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 16 January 2014

Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

David Attenborough presents the story of the Black-Necked Grebe. In winter the black-necked grebe is largely grey and white with a dark cap and eyes like rubies. You'll need to seek out Black headed grebes in their favourite spots which include large London reservoirs and shallow seas along the south coast.

  • Black-necked Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis)

    Image courtesy of Mike Lane (Rspb-images.com)
  • Recording by Patrik Åberg

    This programme includes a recording of a black-necked grebe with was recorded by Patrik Åberg, XC26932. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/26932


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    Tweet of the Day

    Discover British birds through their songs and calls. Each Tweet of the Day begins with a different…

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