Pied-billed Grebe

(Podilymbus podiceps)

Conservation Status
Pied-billed Grebe
Photo by Earl Bye
  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Size

 
 

12 to 15 in length

16 wingspan

 
     
 

Voice

 
   
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Ponds, marshes, backwaters with sparse emergent vegetation

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Migration

 
 

April to October

 
     
 

Nesting

 
 

 

 
     
 

Food

 
 

Aquatic insects, small fish, amphibians

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common migrant and breeder

 
         
 

Maps

 
 

The Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union All Seasons Species Occurrence Map

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Class Aves (birds)  
 

Order

Podicipediformes (grebes)  
 

Family

Podicipedidae (grebes)  
 

Genus

Podilymbus (pied-billed and Atitlán grebes)  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

Northern Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps podiceps)

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps antarcticus)

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps antillarum)

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps magnus) (extinct)

 
       
 

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  Pied-billed Grebes
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Uploaded on Feb 26, 2011

Pied-billed grebes in Maine. © Garth McElroy

License at http://www.paya.com/videos/135207

 
  Pied-billed Grebe
alwcomm
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Mar 13, 2008

Video from several years and locations in Seattle, WA, including nesting and young.

 
  Pied-Billed Grebe Calling From Nest
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Published on Apr 22, 2012

No description available.

 
  Pied-billed Grebes
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Uploaded on Nov 24, 2010

This foursome of Pied-billed Grebes were swimming, preening, and foraging along the shore of Horseshoe lake. They are very timid and i was able to catch this video from my car.

 
  Pied Billed Grebe 6-26-10
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Uploaded on Jun 27, 2010

This Pied Billed Grebe has been nesting here at Valencia.

 
       

 

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  Earl Bye
4/3/2021

Location: Sand Point Trail... part of Frontenac State Park

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