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Western grebe Western grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis,Geotagged,Spring,United States,Western grebe Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. Nice species intro! Posted 6 years ago
    1. Did you check the video? Posted 6 years ago
      1. Amazing video. I haven't had a chance to experience their courtship dance. Posted 6 years ago
      2. I did now, and it brings a smile :) That's indeed the ritual I was referring to earlier. Thanks! Posted 6 years ago

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The western grebe is a species in the grebe family of water birds. Folk names include "dabchick", "swan grebe" and "swan-necked grebe".

Western grebe fossils from the Late Pleistocene of SW North America were described as a distinct species, but later ranked as a paleosubspecies ''Aechmophorus occidentalis lucasi''. More recent study found them to fall within the variation now known to exist in today's birds.

Similar species: Grebes
Species identified by tanwirzaman
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Uploaded Apr 15, 2015. Captured May 4, 2013 17:38 in 3345-4021 Utah 30, Logan, UT 84321, USA.
  • NIKON D3100
  • f/8.0
  • 1/1600s
  • ISO800
  • 300mm