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Great Crested Grebes in Iceland
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Great Crested Grebes Podiceps cristatus remain very rare in Iceland, with only seven records up to and including 2011. An 8th individual, not submitted yet, was shot at Eskifjörður (E-Iceland) in October 2001.

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  • Figure 1 shows the distribution of records in Iceland, the circles representing different numbers of birds and the blue triangles records at sea.
  • Figure 2 shows the weekly distribution of records. Red columns show the week of discovery and the yellow columns all observations after the first week (for birds that are seen more than one week).
    R = number of records & F = number of birds.
  • Figure 3 shows the annual distribution of new records for the period mentioned.

    © Gunnlaugur Pétursson / Yann Kolbeinsson