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Bird of the Year - The Great Crested Grebe - Set

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  • 30.04.2020
  • Vladimir Taiger
  • AS Vaba Maa
  • Offset
  • 40.88 x 41.3 mm
  • €0.65
About Bird of the Year - The Great Crested Grebe

The graceful and beautiful great crested grebe is a water bird that arrives in Estonia from Southern and Western Europe immediately after the ice melts in April. The 2000-3000 great crested grebe couples of Estonia inhabit larger lakes with diverse flora and bays filled with reed on the coastline. They anchor their floating nests made from different plants to the plants on the shore. The great crested grebe catches its main food – fish, smaller water animals, and shrimp in the sea – by skilful manoeuvring underwater. The great crested grebes leave Estonia in autumn in October, but if the ice conditions permit some may stay here for the winter.

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