McKee, J, Turton, J. M, Appleyard, I, Bijlsma, R. G, Leshem, Y, Greaves, P. K, Melville, D. S, Reese, R. A, King, B & Parkes, K. C / March 1985 – vol. 78, issue 3, pp 142–152 Aberrant Slavonian Grebe. A thick-billed and unfamiliarly plumaged Slavonian Grebe Podiceps auritus appeared on the open marine bathing-pool at Penzance, Cornwall, on 28th December 1981. It was distinctly odd-looking: rather bulky, with a relatively thick bill, and a generally rather drab, smudgy grey appearance, quite unlike the immaculate black-and-white Slavonians normally encountered in winter... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.