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Western Grebe

Aechmophorus occidentalis

Description:

Black face, cap and back of neck. Eyes are red and bill is a yellow-green and pointed. Front of neck and below the eyes is white. Back is a dark brown. Body is elongated.
Behavior and unusual look for this maybe part of a courtship with another Grebe. A Clark's Grebe was near and it shared fish with the Western Grebe.

Habitat:

Found in the SF bay.


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1 Comment

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 6 years ago

Cool!

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Very nice series

Jellis
Spotted by
Jellis

San Leandro, California, USA

Lat: 37.71, Long: -122.20

Spotted on Oct 25, 2013
Submitted on Oct 26, 2013

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