|Site Of Nest:
|A scrape, near the edge of a small pond,
lined with vegetation.
Fish eater but will take molluscs, crustaceans, frogs and insects.
Because its feet are located so far back on its body, attaching very
close to the posterior of the bird, the Red-throated Diver is not
capable of walking on land; however, it can use its feet to shove
itself forward on it's breast. It is able to take off directly from
land, the only species of diver that can.
Breeding Plumage: Grey head and neck, red throat patch, white
underparts and dark mantle.Non-breeding plumage: drabber with the chin,
foreneck and much of the face white, and considerable white speckling
on the mantle.
55 - 67 cms.
April - July. 1 brood 2 Eggs
Greenish or olive brown spotted with black.