22 October, 2009

Pied-billed Grebe

Scientific Name: Podilymbus podiceps

Population Estimate: 120K, Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Year-round in shallow, slow-moving water in southern South America, Central America, and southern North America. In summer extending north in North Amerca throughout the middle US states and Canada. 

Field Notes: Small, brown diving waterfowl with a puffy rear end. In breeding season, stocky bill is silver encircled by a broad, black band. Sexes are similar in appearance. 

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