Hoary-headed Grebe

The Hoary-headed Grebe, Poliocephalus poliocephalus, is a member of the grebe family found in Australia and, since 1975, New Zealand, where it is scarce.

The bird takes its name from the silvery-white streaking on its black head. It is common in Australia, with a population of about 500,000. Its habitat is similar to that of the Australasian Grebe.


  • Grebes of the World - Malcolm Ogilvie & Chris Rose ISBN 1-872842-03-8

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