|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.