piedbilled grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)
CONFIRMATION STATUS: Confirmed.
Length: 9 inches
small, stocky-bodied grebe with a short, thick bill
Brown plumage, darker on the crown and back
White undertail coverts
Feet set far back on body and trail awkwardly behind body in flight
Horn-colored bill without black ring
Black ring around horn-colored bill
Black and white striping about head
All other grebes have thinner bills and quite different plumage.
Migration Status: N/A
Breeding Habitat: Wetland-open water
Nest Location: N/A
Nest Type: N/A
Clutch Size: 3-10
Length of Incubation: 23 days
Days to Fledge:?
Number of Broods: 1, 2 in south
Diet: Mostly aquatic invertebrates; lesser quantities of fish, reptiles and
SKY MEADOWS DISTRIBUTION/SEASONAL OCCURRENCE
Relative abundance and seasonal occurrence are indicated in red below.
C - Common: Likely to be present in good numbers in appropriate habitat and season.
U - Uncommon: May be present in appropriate habitat and season, often in low
O - Occassional: Found in appropriate habitat perhaps only a few times per season,
sometimes low numbers.
R - Rare: May not be recorded every year.
Acc - Accidental: Recorded once or twice, may not be expected again for a long time.
Sp - Spring: March, April, May Acc
Su - Summer: June, July, August
Fall: September, October, November R
Winter: December, January, February R
Crooked Run Valley