North American Bird Photos and Facts

Duck-like Birds - Page 1

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.

Double-crested Cormorant

Double-crested CormorantSize - 29 to 36 inches long
Habitat - Seacoasts, harbors, lakes, and wooded swamps where there are plenty of fish.
Nesting - The nest is a mass of sticks or seaweed on a rock ledge or in a tree about 50' up from the ground. Incubation about 25 days, by both parents. Young leave the nest five or six weeks after hatching; independent at ten weeks. Nests in colonies.
Food - Fish and some crustaceans.

Canada Geese

Canada GeeseSize - 22-48 inches long
Habitat - Ponds, lakes, rivers, fresh-water and salt marshes, and grain fields.
Nesting - The nest is a large hollow lined with plant matter and down.
Eggs - 2 to 12. Incubation 25-30 days, by the female. Young leave the nest soon after hatching; stay with the parents until th following spring.
Food - Aquatic plants, grass, grain, and small aquatic animals.

Snow Geese

Snow GeeseSize - 25-31 inches long.
Habitat - Marshes, fields, and lagoons; nests on Arctic tundra.
Nesting - The nest is a depression lined with grass, stems, and down.
Eggs - 3 to 8, white. Incubation 22-25 days, by female. Young leave the nest soon after hatching; remain with parents until spring.
Food - Aquatic plants, grasses, and grain.

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