Birdorable Clark's Grebe

2013 Bonanza Bird #13: Clark's Grebe

July 13th, 2013 in Birdorable Bonanza 2013, Grebes 1 comment

We're adding new birds each day until we reach our 500th Birdorable species! Today's Bonanza bird is Clark's Grebe.

Clark's Grebe

Clark's Grebe is a large species of grebe found in western North America. They breed along inland lakes; most of the population migrates to habitat along the Pacific Ocean for the winter.

Clark's Grebe (Aechmophorus clarkii)
Clark's Grebe (Aechmophorus clarkii) by Kevin Cole (CC BY 2.0)

This species can be distinguished from the Western Grebe by face color and bill color. The two are very similar in appearance and were considered to be the same species until the 1980s.

clarks grebe

Tomorrow's bird lives in Africa. It is very pretty. You might even call it Superb!

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