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    Pied-billed Grebe Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      Pied-billed Grebes are small, chunky swimming birds. They have compact bodies and slender necks, with relatively large, blocky heads and short, thick bills. They have virtually no tail.

      Relative Size

      Smaller than an American Coot; about the size of a Green-winged Teal.

      Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow
      • Both Sexes
        • Length: 11.8-15.0 in (30-38 cm)
        • Weight: 8.9-20.0 oz (253-568 g)
        • Wingspan: 17.7-24.4 in (45-62 cm)