Eared Grebe

(Podiceps nigricollis)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

 

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NatureServe

N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Uncommon migrant, local breeder

Habitat

Breeding: Shallow, weedy wetlands

Migration: Wetlands, lakes

Size

11½ to 14 in length

16 wingspan


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Similar
Species

 


Food

Aquatic insects, small fish, crustaceans, mollusks, amphibians

 
Nesting

 

 
Migration

May to November


Comments

In Europe called Black-necked Grebe.


Taxonomy

Order:

Podicipediformes (grebes)

 

Family:

Podicipedidae (grebes)

 
Subordinate Taxa

African Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis gurneyi)

Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis nigricollis)

North American Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis californicus)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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  SVASSO PICCOLO (Podiceps nigricollis)
Luciano Mingarelli
 
   
 
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Published on Jun 16, 2013

Per chi ha una connessione veloce e possiede un monitor HD, è opportuno selezionare, prima di avviare la visione del filmato, la modalità HD (1080pHD) selezionabile nella barra degli strumenti, sotto il riquadro del video in oggetto. Questo permette di evidenziare tutte le particolarità tipiche dell'HD, che invece si perderebbero nella modalità iniziale (360/480p) che YouTube propone all'avvio della visione

 
     
  Eared Grebes' Call - Breeding Plumage
Wandering Sole TV
 
   
 
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Published on May 16, 2012

Eared Grebes (Podiceps nigricollis) in their summer mating plumage at Elizabeth Lake in British Columbia, Canada.

At the 0:14 mark of the video, the bird displays some defensive behaviors as it becomes subjected to a bluff charge of sorts from some bird coming in from the right.

The eared grebe is the most abundant grebe in the world.

 
     
  Black-necked Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis)
ayuwje08
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Feb 24, 2012

Adult in non-Breeding plumage preening in a rainy day

 
     
  Eared Grebe (Podicipedidae: Podiceps nigricollis)
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on May 13, 2010

Photographed at Kellys Slough NWR, North Dakota (13 May 2010). Shared with Vasiliki Margari, ERT, S.A., Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation, December 2010.

 
     
  Eared Grebe and Horned Grebe on the Potomac River
William Young
 
   
 
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Published on Jan 27, 2014

A video comparing an Eared Grebe with a Horned Grebe. Both species were seen in the Potomac River near the Belle Haven Marina in Alexandria, Virginia.

 
     

 

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