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Red-necked Grebe

Red-necked GrebeSize - 17 to 22 inches long
Habitat - Marshes, lakes and ponds.
Nesting - The nest is a floating mass of marsh plants and mud anchored to the reeds or bushes.
Eggs - 3 to 6, pale bluish. Incubation about 23 days, by both parents. Young leave the nest soon after hatching.
Food - Fish, insects and crustaceans.

Pied-billed Grebe

Pied-billed GrebeSize - 12 to 15 inches long
Habitat - Marshes, ponds, and quiet streams.
Nesting - The nest is a floating mass of marsh plants and mud anchored to reeds or bushes.
Eggs - 2 to 10, pale or bluish green, but soon stained with mud. Incubation about 23 days, by both parents. Young leave the nest soon after hatching. Sometimes 2 broods.
Food - Fish, crustaceans, and insects.

Eared Grebe

Eared GrebeSize - 12 1/2 - 13 1/2 inches long
Habitat - Marshes, ponds, and streams.
Nesting - The nest is a floating mass of marsh plants and mud anchored to reeds and bushes.
Eggs - 3 to 9, whitish. Incubation 22 days, by both parents. Leave the nest after hatching.
Food - Insects, fish, and crustaceans.

Western Grebe

Western GrebeSize - 22 - 29 inches long
Habitat - Prairie marshes and open bays.
Nesting - The nest is a floating mass of marsh plants and mud anchored to reeds and bushes.
Eggs - 3 to 4, pale bluish or buff. Incubation 23 days, by both sexes. Leave the nest after hatching.
Food - Insects, fish, and crustaceans.





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