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Eared Grebe

Podiceps nigricollis
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Length: 13 in. (32 cm )
This small grebe winters in small to large flocks on inland lakes and coastal bays. In the summer both sexes are rusty and black with bright yellow ear tufts. In the winter they become more sedately black and white. This grebe constructs its floating nest of aquatic vegetation in shallow marshes. It feeds by diving underwater and catching insects, fish, crustaceans, and frogs.

The four-digit banding code is EAGR.

Marsh / swamp

Open water
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Eared Grebe
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: July 13, 2017
  • Date accessed: April 16, 2021
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Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Eared Grebe. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved April 16, 2021 from

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Dr. Biology. "Eared Grebe". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017.

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