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Juvenile Eared Grebe

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Colouring Grey-black body, grey flanks and neck
Voice Chattering and high-pitched
Feeds on Insects, molluscs and fish
Flight Low, weak and fluttery
Nesting Semi-Floating
Social Small Flocks
Juvenile Eared Grebe
Also Known As ..
Black-necked Grebe
Page Last Updated 3/27/2020 6:20:02 AM
Base Information
Sex Both
Age Juvenile
Status LC-Least Concern
Order Podicipediformes
Family Podicipedidae
Species Podiceps nigricollis
Category Grebes
StdName Black-necked Grebe
Vital Statistics
Length 11.0 to 13.4 ins
Weight 8.8 to 12.4 ozs
Wingspan 22.0 to 23.6 ins
Lifespan 1 to 10 years
Beak Length Short
Beak Width Narrow
Beak Shape General
Tail Length Short
Distribution (underline = this CommonName used here) YCommon SScarce RRare NNot Seen
Region EUEurope
Region NANorth America
Country CACanada
Country USUnited States
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Bird Id - Bird Identification - Juvenile Eared Grebe (Species=Podiceps nigricollis / Standard Name=Black-necked Grebe)