Late breeding Grebes?

To: Canberrabirds <>
Subject: Late breeding Grebes?
From: Rob Geraghty <>
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2010 01:02:33 -0700 (PDT)
--- On Sun, 4/18/10, Michael and Janette Lenz <> wrote:
> these are certainly late breeding records, very good.

Picture attached - taken today.
> The Australasian Grebe is an opportunistic breeder in
> response to rainfall. Our good run with rainfall over the
> last few months will have triggered this late breeding (see
> also Canberra Bird Notes 32 (2) 2007: 102-105). Your records
> would be a good addition to the COG data base, especially in
> light of many observations for an increasing number of
> species that have responded to the recent rains with
> out-of-season breeding.

OK, I haven't got a login for the COG database yet. :(  The chick in the photo 
is very young and apparently still dependent.  I photographed another which 
still seemed to have immature plumage but was feeding on its own.




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