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On the Prowl - Horned Grebe, Lake Mývatn, Iceland

Horned Grebe in Lake Mývatn which is a shallow eutrophic lake situated in an area of active volcanism in the north of Iceland, near Krafla volcano. The lake was created by a large basaltic lava eruption 2300 years ago.

Horned Grebes dive underwater to feed on aquatic arthropods, fish and crustaceans. The Horned Grebe has the ability to swallow fish whole. They eat their own feathers, so their stomach has a matted plug that functions like a filter to hold fish bones till digestion.

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