Talk:Great crested grebe

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It would be nice to see a real photograph of a Great Crested Grebe. Snowman 08:54, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Behavioural Ecology and Notes on Improvement[edit]

Compared to the previous two entries, the one on great crested grebe has received significantly less attention. It is rated as start-class project on the quality scale and low-importance on the importance scale. Wikipedia states that it sets the importance scale to attempt to gauge the popularity of a particular topic. Those that are deemed of lower popular notability tend to be updated slowly with limited information. Therefore, the entry on great crested grebe requires editing in several areas. Generally, the structure still follows the common format, only that the content is much less detailed or elaborated. From my focus on sexual selection, I would at least add the fact that both female and male grebes have head-feather ornaments which is likely to have evolved through mutual mate choice. I would also add a possible explanation for this mutual mate selection. This could be that as monogamous bird, both females and males invest significant amount of parental care so it pays for both to choose high-quality mates (textbook 202). Other things like sexual competition, sexual conflict, as well as other behaviors such as cooperation, family conflicts and communication can also be added upon observation and research. Tianyi Cai (Talk)12:33, 26 September, 2012 (UTC)

File:Podiceps cristatus 2 - Lake Dulverton.jpg to appear as POTD soon[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the editors of this article know that File:Podiceps cristatus 2 - Lake Dulverton.jpg will be appearing as picture of the day on October 6, 2013. You can view and edit the POTD blurb at Template:POTD/2013-10-06. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. Thanks! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 22:53, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

Great Crested Grebe
The Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) is the largest Old World member of the grebe family. The species is skilled at swimming, chasing fish underwater.Photo: JJ Harrison