pied-billed grebe


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pied-billed grebe

 (pīd′bĭld′)
n.
A small brown diving bird (Podilymbus podiceps) with a short heavy bill that inhabits freshwater ponds and marshes and is widespread throughout the Americas.
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Noun1.pied-billed grebe - American grebe having a black-banded whitish billpied-billed grebe - American grebe having a black-banded whitish bill
grebe - small compact-bodied almost completely aquatic bird that builds floating nests; similar to loons but smaller and with lobate rather than webbed feet
genus Podilymbus, Podilymbus - a genus of Podicipedidae
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Wildlife viewing and birdwatching exist throughout the year, and an accessible wildlife viewing platform is located on the bog, serving as a great spot to see Canada geese, mallard, wood duck, hooded merganser, pied-billed grebe, belted kingfisher, killdeer, green heron, and great blue heron.
Waterbirds like the American bittern and pied-billed grebe may skip their southbound migrations and winter in Maine instead.
Eleven waterbird species (American Black Duck, American Coot, Bufflehead, Canada Goose, Gadwall, Hooded Merganser, Lesser Scaup, Mallard, Pied-Billed Grebe, Ring-Necked Duck, and Wood Duck) comprised at least 2.0% at either wetland during the 2 years of surveys.
Many "listers" travelled to see a Hudsonian Godwit in Somerset, whilst to the north a Pied-billed Grebe was at RSPB Leighton Moss, Lancashire.
Elkowitz identified the trill of a kingfisher and the clown-like sound of a pied-billed grebe. Mid-sentence, he'd interrupt himself, looking skyward, with, "There goes somebody," or, "Whoops, there's a black vulture."
The two birds are the American bittern, and the Pied-billed grebe. Long's bullrush is protected plant life at the site.
The deep water above the dam brings in common loon and horned, eared, western, Clark's and (rarely) red-necked grebes in migration, along with pied-billed grebe, American coot and common merganser.
LAST week a small grebe, spotted on a lake at Hollingworth, Rochdale, was confirmed as a Pied-billed Grebe, a rare North American species.
"The endangered pied-billed grebe makes its home in Brooklyn's Prospect Park."
In addition to documentation and probable description, the authors provide interesting vignettes on times and cultures, traditions past--such as remarks from old market hunters that Pied-Billed Grebe and Horned Grebe were actively marketed and considered "excellent" table fare.
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps).--Butler (1898) states that this species is present throughout the greater part of Indiana.
So it is quite amazing that a Pied-billed Grebe from America sometimes reaches Britain.