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The Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) is a species Podicipedidae family.

Description[]

This small grebe is slightly larger than the Little Grebe, and is found in America and is a vagrant to Britain. This small grebe is brown-grey in colour, and has a short bill which has a black mark on.

Similar species[]

Little Grebe

Slavonian Grebe

Black-necked Grebe

Behaviour[]

Often found in pairs. When disturbed, this species will sink till only it's head is showing above water.

Diet[]

Water Insects, plus fish, crustaceans, molluscs and water plants.

Calls[]

Similar to that of a Common Cuckoo.

Reproduction[]

Nests on a floating water-weed bed, usually anchored to reeds or bushes. Lays 2-10 eggs.

Distribution/habitat[]

Vagrant to Britain from America. Inhabits ponds and lakes, and sometimes the coast.

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