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Grebe, Pied-billed bird pictures


Grebe, Pied-billed bird picturesPIED-BILLED GREBE
6. Podilymbus podiceps. 13 1/2 inches.

This species cannot be mistaken for any others of the grebes in any plumage, because of its stout compressed bill and brown eyes, all the others having red eyes.

In summer the bill is nearly white, with a black band encircling it; the throat is black; breast and sides brownish-gray; the eye encircled with a white ring.

Nest. - Made of a mass of decayed weeds and rushes, floating in shallow ponds or on the edges of lakes among the rushes.

Five to 8 brownish white eggs are laid (1.70 x 1.18).

Range. - Whole of N.A., breeding in small colonies or pairs.