|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,
very close to the posterior of the bird, the
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.
Grey head and neck, red throat patch, white underparts
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.