The iris color is cool.
|Scientific name||Podiceps nigricollis|
|English name||Black-necked Grebe|
|Classification details||Podicipediformes Podicipedidae|
|Full length||about 30cm|
|Distribution||Distributed north of Kyushu.|
A grebe with a distinctive red iris. It is brown overall, and in winter plumage it is white from the cheeks to the throat, and the back is pale. It has white feathers on its wings, which is the origin of its Japanese name. The beak is pointed and looks slightly curved.
It visits coasts and rivers as a winter bird. Like grebes, they prey on underwater creatures while diving. During the breeding season, they build floating nests and raise their young.
I found him alone at Arakawa Saiko Park. It was predating repeatedly. Compared to the great crested grebe in the same place, I felt that its range of motion was narrower.
Introducing a picture of Black-necked Grebe.