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Western grebe
Aechmophorus occidentalis

Western grebe
Western grebe

Size: 25 inches
Overall Color: black and white
Occurrence: lakes and marshes
Diet: fish and aquatic invertebrates
Nest: floating platform of plant material
Field Identification: large water birds, black above and white below, black crown covers the red eye, greenish yellow bill, spectacular courtship display
Season: summer

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: podicipediformes
Family: 07 Podicipedidae
Genus: Aechmophorus
Species: occidentalis

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