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Western Grebe

Western Grebe Images, Facts and Information:

Aechmophorus occidentalis

  • Western Grebes are large black and white grebes with cherry-red eyes that breed in lakes and ponds in the western North America.
  • They our largest grebe in North America being only fractionally larger than Clark’s Grebes.
  • The Western Grebe, like other grebes, spends almost all its time in water and is very awkward when on land.
  • Western Grebes often nest in colonies that can number in the hundreds or even thousands.
  • Western Grebes are migratory in much of their range and will winter off of the Pacific Coast.
  • Folk names for Western Grebes include Dabchick, Swan-necked Grebe and Swan Grebe.
  • A group of grebes is called a “water dance” of grebes.
  • They lay between 1 to 7 eggs which take 23 to 24 days to hatch. Both parents incubate.
  • Western Grebes can live to be 15 years old.

I hope you enjoy viewing my Western Grebe photos.

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