Chicken Breeds Big Birds Chicken-like-Marsh Duck-like
Gull-like Hawk-like Hummingbird-like Long-legged-like
Owl-like Perching-like Pigeon-like Sandpiper-like
Swallow-like Tree-clinging-like Upland-ground-like Upright-perching Water-like
Clark's Grebe

Clark's Grebe - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები

Clark's Grebe

Overview

Clark's Grebe: Large grebe, gray-black upperparts, white underparts, and slender neck with white on front and black on back. White face, black cap extends nearly to red eyes. Bill is yellow-orange. Until the 1980's thought to be a pale morph of the Western Grebe. Direct flight on rapid wing beats.

Range and Habitat

Clark's Grebe: Breeds from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Minnesota south to southern California, and sparsely to Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. Spends winters along the coast from southeastern Alaska to California, along the Gulf coast, and on large river systems in west. Breeds on large lakes with reeds or rushes; winters mainly on shallow coastal bays and estuaries.

INTERESTING FACTS

First described in 1858, at the same time as the Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe was originally regarded as a distinct species and then as a color phase of the Western Grebe. These two birds are once again considered separate species because they nest side by side with very little interbreeding. A group of grebes are collectively known as a "water dance" of grebes.

Greater Scaup - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები Fulvous Whistling-Duck - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები Bewick's Swan - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები
Red-necked Grebe - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები Muscovy Duck - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები Common Goldeneye - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები
Ashy-headed Goose - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები Surf Scoter - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები Bean Goose - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები
Tundra Swan - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები Nene Goose - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები White-cheeked Pintail - Bird Species | Frinvelis jishebi | ფრინველის ჯიშები

Copyright © 2012