Adult Winter-plumage Red-necked Grebe (subspecies P. g. grisegena) at Richmond Park, London - October 2013
Featured Subspecies: Podiceps grisegena grisegena
UK AMBER LIST / LEAST CONCERN - IUCN Red List
The Red-necked Grebe is by far the hardest of Britain's regular Grebes to track down, while the other species have at least small breeding populations, the Red-necked is only an occasional breeder with a small number of attempts in the last few decades. It is also seemingly far more marine based than the other grebes, often found around the coast. It took quite a few visits to different sites before I finally managed to catch up with this species, it seems to stay in one location for smaller lengths of time than the other migrant grebes.
Subspecies: P. g. grisegena, P. g. holboelii
UNITED KINGDOM - A rare Winter migrant (55 individuals) and occasional breeder.
- A single vagrant at Richmond Park in October 2013,
Further Notes: RSPB, Wikipedia, BirdGuides, BirdForum Opus, Arkive, IUCN Red List