Least Grebe

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Least Grebe

Tachybaptus dominicus
  • ORDER: Podicipediformes
  • FAMILY: Podicipedidae
Basic Description

The smallest grebe in the Americas, the Least Grebe inhabits both temporary and permanent wetlands from south Texas to Argentina. Easily overlooked because of its size, coloration, and habits, it remains the most poorly understood of North American grebes.

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Other Names
  • Zampullín Macacito (Spanish)
  • Grèbe minime (French)
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