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    Eared Grebe

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    Eared Grebe

    Podiceps nigricollis
    • ORDER: Podicipediformes
    • FAMILY: Podicipedidae
    Basic Description

    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.

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    Other Names
    • Zampullín Cuellinegro (Spanish)
    • Grèbe à cou noir (French)
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