Although they look like ducks and act like ducks, pied-billed grebes, according to DNA studies, are more closely related to flamingos than ducks. I was surprised to learn that, as well as a couple other interesting items. Pied-billed grebes (Podilymbus … Continue reading
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Examples abound of cooperative feeding in animals – a pack of wolves that work together to chase down a deer, birds that distract the parents while their comrades raid a nest – the list goes on. Recently I watched eared … Continue reading
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As I mentioned yesterday, fish comprise a large part of a pied-billed grebe’s diet. Not long ago I noticed one of these small grebes struggling with a fish it caught. I was not going to post these pictures and mention … Continue reading
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Several grebe species live in our area. Earlier I shared some musings about the eared grebe – a cute little fellow. The pied-billed grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) is a year-round resident of local lakes and ponds. It can be found throughout North America, … Continue reading