Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
Aves > Podicipediformes > Podicipedidae
Names in different Languages
|French||Grèbe à bec bigarré|
|Spanish||Zampullín de pico grueso|
A small, brown bird seen in freshwater wetlands on ponds with vegetation and feeds on small fishes, crustaceans and insects and migrates South when water surface freezes.
How to Identify
The bird is generally brown to dark grey and has a light grey short but strong beak with a black ring during the breeding season.
Where When to Spot
During spring, summer and autumn in ponds diving for food or hidden within the vegetation. I have seen this species in different parks with a larger pond.
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|2019-07-07||Parc de la Frayère|
Last updated on 2023-01-17. Written and regularly updated by Karl-Heinz Müller, Dipl. Natw. ETH, Biology. With 10 years of experience in wildlife photography, Karl-Heinz shares first-hand, on-site collected observations, photos and videos from his frequent visits to parks in the Montreal area.