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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: December 10, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/eared-grebe

APA Style

Dr. Biology. (2017, July 13). Eared Grebe. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved December 10, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/eared-grebe

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

Dr. Biology. "Eared Grebe". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 July, 2017. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/eared-grebe

MLA 2017 Style

Dr. Biology. "Eared Grebe". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 13 Jul 2017. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 10 Dec 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/activities/bird/eared-grebe

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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