Great crested newt
Great crested newts are a focus species for the former golf course habitat area at Waterbeach.
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Discover: Great crested newt
Great crested newts are amphibians that breed in ponds during the spring and spend the rest of the year foraging for invertebrates such as insects, slugs, snails, spiders etc in rough grassland, scrub and woodland.
When in the water they appear more brown in colour, with males transforming into dinosaur-like creatures, displaying a jagged crest along their body and a white flashy stripe along their tail.
On land newts appear black and warty with an orange belly and white spotted flanks. Individual great crested newts have belly patterns as unique as a fingerprint.