Phoenix Rising Jungle Book 170 - Western Grebe trio marching
Subject: new PR-JB pics - pr-jb170_western_grebes.jpg
Date: 22 Oct 1999 10:21:38 GMT
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.