L. 25 cm
His crown feathers form a short crest.
The male has a double and the female a single breast band.
Lakes, ponds and rivers, also fishes in estuaries and on sheltered seas.
Often seen in the open; hovers and dives from a height to catch fish.
Includes fish, crustaceans and large aquatic insects.
Nests in a hole in a bank. The clutch consists of 3-6 white eggs.