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A very rare guest

Dverggoði – Little Grebe – Tachybaptus ruficollis

Little Grebe is a very rare vagrant in Iceland and has only been spotted here three times. In the last few weeks one has been on River Sog , on the reservoir between Ljósafoss power station and Írafoss power station. It has been seen eating sticklebacks, so food does not seem to be a problem.

It was first spotted in 2004 in the Southeast and the second bird in 2010 -11 in northern Iceland.

The Little Grebe has a wide distribution. It is a breeding bird in Central and South Europe and in southern Asia.