Eared Grebe

(Podiceps nigricollis)

Conservation Status

 

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  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
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N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

     
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not listed

     
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Size

 
 

11½ to 14 in length

16 wingspan

 
     
 

Voice

 
 

 

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Breeding: Shallow, weedy wetlands

Migration: Wetlands, lakes

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Migration

 
 

May to November

 
     
 

Nesting

 
 

 

 
     
 

Food

 
 

Aquatic insects, small fish, crustaceans, mollusks, amphibians

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Occurrence

 
 

Uncommon migrant, local breeder

 
         
 

Maps

 
 

The Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union All Seasons Species Occurrence Map

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Class Aves (birds)  
 

Order

Podicipediformes (grebes)  
 

Family

Podicipedidae (grebes)  
 

Genus

Podiceps (typical grebes)  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

African Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis gurneyi)

Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis nigricollis)

North American Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis californicus)

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

 

 
       
 

Common Name

 
 

In Europe this is known as Black-necked Grebe.

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Other Videos
 
  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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