Great Crested Grebe / Somormujo lavanco
Maximum size: 60 cm
They live in marshlands, lagoons, marshes, dams, harbours, and bays.
They prefer lagoon areas with semi-saline waters, surrounded by crops,
even urban centres.
They winter in the Iberian Peninsula. They nest and breed in the south.
Their mating courtship is remarkable as both males and females display
their colourful plumes.
They feed on fish, mollusc and crustaceans. The chicks are light-coloured
and streaked until they reach their young-adult stage.