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.

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    Measurements
    • 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)