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Western Grebe

Aechmophorus occidentalis
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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.


Marsh / swamp

Open water
Bird Sound Type: Twittering
Sex of Bird: Male
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Bibliographic details:

  • Article: Western 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/western-grebe

APA Style

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

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

Chicago Manual of Style

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

MLA 2017 Style

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

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