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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

  • Pied-billed Grebe (en)
  • Zampullín de pico grueso (es)
  • Grèbe à bec bigarré (fr)
  • Bindentaucher (de)

Taxonomy

  • Podicipediformes
  • Podicipedidae
  • Podilymbus podiceps

Videos Behavioral Traits

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.

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.

Photos

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)

Park de la Frayère, Boucherville - 2019-07-07

NIKON D500; 300mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/2500; Aperture f5.6; Iso 320;

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)

Park Angrignon, Montreal - 2017-09-30

NIKON D500; 150-600mm f/5.0-6.3; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 900;

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)

Park Angrignon, Montreal - 2017-04-14

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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