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Podicipediformes - grebes

Red-necked GrebeThere are 22 species of diving waterbirds in this order. They are found around the world, except for in the polar regions.

Grebes are found on fresh water lakes, ponds, and rivers. Some species winter along ocean coasts. Grebes dive from the surface of the water for fish, crustaceans, and mollusks.

Grebes have stocky bodies; long, slightly webbed, lobed toes; long necks; small heads; and small tails. Some species have long, pointed bills, other species have medium length, conical bills. Their legs are set back on their bodies and grebes are clumsy on land.



  Podicipedidae (grebes)