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Photo Western Grebe

Western Grebe (Steve Hampton/OSPR)

Common name:

Western Grebe

Latin name:

Aechmorphorus occidentalis

Family:

Podicipedidae

Length:

22-29"

Wing span:

24"

Weight:

3.3 lb (1,500 g)

Habitat:

Marshes & open bays

Notes:

Long necked with distinctive bright reddish eyes. Almost identical to Clark's Grebe. To tell the difference look around the eyes.The Western Grebe's black head marking edges down past its eyes.

Link:

Western Grebe Research

 

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