Clark's Grebe with chick

Parent grebes are known to carry their young chicks on their backs. In Clark's Grebes, the baby birds will climb onto a parent's back just minutes after hatching from their egg! Back-brooding lasts up to four weeks more... and parental chores are shared between both parents. This cute design shows a baby Clark's Grebe taking a ride with mom or dad. The red crown patch indicates a food delivery is imminent!