Starting from this week, I will try to introduce you the birds living / existing in Turkey.
My aim is to endear the birds to the general audience along with giving short information about their descriptions, habitats, biology and behaviours with the resources and references I have used.
Here we go, we start with:
Great crested grebe – Podiceps cristatus
The Great Crested Grebe is the largest member of the grebe family. They measure 46–51 cm (18–20 in) long with a 59–73 cm (23–29 in) wingspan and weigh 0.9 to 1.5 kg (2.0 to 3.3 lb). It is an excellent swimmer and diver, and pursues its fish prey underwater. The adults are unmistakable in summer with head and neck decorations. In winter, this is whiter than most grebes, with white above the eye,... [ Read more...