eared grebe

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Noun1.eared grebe - small grebe with yellow ear tufts and a black neckeared grebe - small grebe with yellow ear tufts and a black neck; found in Eurasia and southern Africa as well as western United States
grebe - small compact-bodied almost completely aquatic bird that builds floating nests; similar to loons but smaller and with lobate rather than webbed feet
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Some of the common species include eared grebe, American avocet, western sandpiper, horned lark, side-blotched lizard, California gull and red-necked phalarope.
Redhead Ay thy a americana Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris Canvasback Aythya valisineria Lesser Scaup Aythya afpnis Bufflehead Bucephala albeola Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis Clark's Grebe Aechmophorus clarkii Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrarhynchos Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi American Coot Fulica americana Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis Killdeer Charadrius vociferans Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus American Avocet Recurvirostra americana Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria Spotted Sandpiper Actitis mandarins Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus Generic sandpiper Calidris sp.
In this note, we present two observations of the crested Caracara preying on the snowy egret and eared grebe during winter in the southern part of the Baja California Peninsula.
Birds that could lose all of their current range by 2080 include the American avocet, brown rosy-finch, brown-headed nuthatch, chestnut-collared longspur, eared grebe, northern gannet, northern saw-whet owl, trumpeter swan, white-headed woodpecker, and yellow rail.
Approximately 400,000 Eared Grebe stage on the Great Salt Lake during their migration to Mexico, relying on the lake's population of brine shrimp to gain enough weight for their nonstop flight.
Diving picivores of somewhat deeper water numbered five species (11%): two cormorants, Pied-billed Grebe, Least Grebe, Eared Grebe. There was only one diving herbivore (0.5%), the American Coot, although Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Canvasback, Ringnecked Duck and Redhead probably also used these limited resources.
Why the weird name, eared grebe? I guess someone thought the golden feathers on the sides of our heads looked like ears.