Pied-billed Grebe

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.

We combine physical characterics and behavior patterns with location and seasonal aspects to identify species.

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.

With each photo, we store date and geo-location providing us data about location and season of observation. We also use a tracking utility to save observations in the field when there was no opportunity to take a good shot.

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Common Names

Bindentaucher [de]
Pied-billed Grebe [en]
Zampullín de pico grueso [es]
Grèbe à bec bigarré [fr]

Source: Wikipedia

Scientific Name

Podilymbus podiceps

Video Clips

Pied-billed Grebe Feeding Hatchling

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