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Pied-billed Grebe (Breeding Adult)

Podilymbus podiceps


Marshy mouth of Lake Erie and the Huron River.


The Pied-billed Grebe is an excellent swimmer and diver. It often dives to evade predators. In fact, another name for the Pied-billed Grebe is the "Hell-diver." Other names include American Dabchick, Dabchick, Carolina Grebe, Dive-dapper, Dipper, Pied-billed Dabchick, Pied-bill, Thick-billed Grebe, and Water Witch. As with other Grebes, the nest of this species is a floating platform, and the parents share the duties of nest-building, incubation, and care of the young.

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Joseph R. Godreau
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Joseph R. Godreau

Michigan, USA

Spotted on Mar 27, 2017
Submitted on Apr 10, 2017

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