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Pied-billed Grebe

Podilymbus podiceps

Pied-billed Grebe
copyright Robert Shantz
Length: 12 in. (31 cm)
The Pied-billed Grebe is almost always found alone or as a solitary pair on freshwater ponds, quiet streams and marshes. However, in the winter they occasionally occur in small loose flocks in saltwater estuaries and bays. As is typical of all grebes, this species dives for its food, which is primarily fish, crustaceans and aquatic insects. They often will have two broods in a year, and the nest is a semi-floating affair attached to vegetation. After hatching, the young are very active and often can be found riding on their parents' backs. The four-digit banding code is PBGR.

Open water
Open water

Marsh / swamp
Marsh / swamp

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