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Western Grebe

Aechmophorus occidentalis

Western Grebe
copyright Earle Robinson
Length: 25 in. (64 cm)
Winters in large flocks on large reservoirs, lakes and bay along the seashore. It nests in colonies in marshy inland areas where a floating nest is made of aquatic vegetation and anchored in shallow water. They feed by diving deep in the water and pursuing fish and invertebrates. Elaborate courtship dances consist of pairs posturing and skittering across the water's surface side by side. The four-digit banding code is WEGR.

Open water
Open water

Marsh / swamp
Marsh / swamp

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