Thursday, 17 November 2011
Is it a North American Red necked Grebe?
After looking at Rob Sandham's and my photos of the Red necked Grebe at Valley wetlands it is quite noticeable that it appears to have a noticeably long , quite extensively yellow coloured bill. Chris Jones mooted the idea of it possibly being a North American bird, which are supposed to show more yellow on the bill. However after googling a few pertinent key words I did come across quite an exciting sentence. This said "in Eastern Siberia and North America where Great crested Grebes are lacking, the Red necked Grebe is represented by a big, long billed subspecies holboellii. Has anyone else got any opinions on this?