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    The Australasian grebe
    Tachybaptus novaehollandiae

    Is one of the smallest members of the grebe family and is becoming a frequent visitor to our dam.
    Here it is helping itself to the local metamorph population of the Spotted Marsh Frog, Limnodynastes tasmaniensis.
    (apparently also.)

    In September of last year I watched and photographed the male Spotted Marsh frog whilst it was guarding the spawn from predators and what happens?
    Six months later you almost make it to be a fully grown frog only to be stabbed and eaten  by a 20cm Grebe!