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Doing the Penguin

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Great Crested Grebes perform their amazing 'Penguin Dance' in February.  It's all part of an elaborate courtship display which starts with a lot of head shaking and fluffing out their head crest feathers.

The performance ends with both birds rising up on the water, paddling like crazy, and presenting each other with a piece of pond weed.  In this upright position the birds resemble a pair of penguins.

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