Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis)
From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's online digital media library. Check http://images.fws.gov/ for higher quality version. Metadata Title: Western Grebe Alternative Title: (none) Creator: Krakowski, Jim Source: WO2778-006 Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Contributor: DIVISION OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS Language: EN - ENGLISH Rights: (public domain) Audience: (general) Subject: Birds, Wetlands, Animals, Wildlife Date Issued: November 08 2001
Western Grebe, (Aechmophorus occidentalis), is a species in the grebe family of water birds. Folk names include "dabchick", "swan grebe" and "swan-necked grebe". This is the largest North American grebe 56-74 cm (22"-29") long. It is black-and-white, with a long, slender, swan-like neck and red eyes. It is easily confused with Clark's Grebe, which shares the same features, behavior and habitat, and hybrids are known.