Western GrebeAechmophorus occidentalis
- ORDER: Podicipediformes
- FAMILY: Podicipedidae
A large, elegant, black-and-white grebe, the Western Grebe breeds in lakes and ponds across the American West and winters primarily off the Pacific Coast. The very similar Clark's Grebe was long thought to be the same species. Both species have a dramatic, choreographed courtship display, in which the birds rush across the water with their long necks extended.More ID Info
- Achichilique Común (Spanish)
- Grèbe élégant (French)
- Cool Facts
- The oldest recorded Western Grebe was a female and at least 11 years old when she was found in California.