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Pied-billed Grebe  - Podilymbus podiceps

Pied-billed Grebe - Podilymbus podiceps

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.

Common Names

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.

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.

Pied billed Grebe feeding hatchling

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Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)

park-de-la-frayere - July 07, 2019

NIKON D500; 300.0 mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/2500; Aperture f5.6; Iso 320;
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Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)

Park Angrignon - September 30, 2017

NIKON D500; 150-600mm f/5-6.3; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 900;
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Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)

Park Angrignon - April 14, 2017

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/320; Aperture f6.3; Iso 160;
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