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