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Pied-billed Grebe Identification Tips
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
 
General Information
- Sexes similar
- Small, stocky-bodied grebe with a short, thick bill
- Brown plumage, darker on the crown and back
- White undertail coverts
- Feet set far back on body and trail awkwardly
   behind body in flight

Adult alternate

- Black ring around horn-colored bill
- Whitish throat

Adult basic

- Horn-colored bill without black ring
- Brown throat

Juvenile

- Black and white striping about head

Similar Species
All other grebes have thinner bills and quite different plumage.
 
 
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