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Eared grebe
Podiceps nigricollis

Eared grebe
Eared grebe

Size: 25 inches
Overall Color: grayish and white
Occurrence: near water
Diet: fish and aquatic invertebrates
Nest: floating platform of vegetation
Field Identification: long-necked grayish and whitish birds with slight or pronounced crest, usually seen swimming and diving, orange eyes

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

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