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Eared Grebe


IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

The most abundant grebe in the world, the Eared Grebe breeds in shallow wetlands in western North America. It occurs in greatest numbers on Mono Lake and the Great Salt Lake in fall, where it doubles its weight in preparation for a nonstop flight to its wintering grounds in the southwestern United States and Mexico.


Various trills and whirrs accompany courtship displays. Alarm call is a single sharp chirp.

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