Arguably the most attractive of the UK’s breeding grebes, with its golden ear tufts and trilling calls.
It looks similar to the black-necked grebe in winter but has whiter cheeks which almost meet at the back of the neck. Due to its small breeding population it is an Amber List species.
How to be responsible when watching wildlife >
They can be seen around the coasts in winter in their winter plumage. During the summer, you may be lucky to spot one in the Highlands where a handful breed.
They can be found on small lochs in the Highlands and along coastal estuaries during the winter.
Slavonian Grebes regularly eat their own feathers to aid their digestion.