Black-necked Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) - HBW 1, p. 194
French: Grèbe à cou noir
Spanish: Zampullín Cuellinegro
Other common names: Eared Grebe
Taxonomy: Podiceps nigricollis C. L. Brehm, 1831, Germany.
Specific name caspicus obsolete. Often includes P. andinus. Sometimes placed in genus Dytes. Forms superspecies with P. andinus, P. occipitalis and P. taczanowskii. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- nigricollis Brehm, 1831 - Europe to W Asia, wintering SW Palearctic; CE Asia, wintering E Asia; E Africa.
- gurneyi (Roberts, 1919) - S Africa.
- californicus Heermann, 1854 - SW Canada, W USA, NW & C Mexico; winters S to Guatemala.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 69 videos
An adult bird in breeding plumage, diving and feeding its young Locality Alicante, Valencian Community, Spain (ssp nigricollis)
Alberto Saiz 31 May 2006 7 years ago 37 sec 4.9
A bird foraging around. Locality Fochteloërveen, Netherlands (ssp nigricollis)
Yoel Jimenez 12 April 2014 50 weeks ago 28 sec 4.8
An adult in breeding plumage, but showing signs of molt into basic, preening and then resting with its bill tucked away in its f Locality Ventura, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp californicus)
Don DesJardin 20 July 2011 3 years ago 35 sec 4.8
An adult bird in winter plumage, swimming Locality Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp californicus)
Don DesJardin 31 January 2002 7 years ago 16 sec 4.6
Bird in the water Locality Punta Entinas-Sabinar, Almeria, Andalucia, Spain
Juan Sanabria 1 January 2013 2 years ago 50 sec 4.5
An adult bird chasing away young one, then swimming and diving Locality Aldomirovtsi Marsh, Sofia Province, Bulgaria (ssp nigricollis)
Iva Hristova 12 August 2006 8 years ago 10 sec 4.4
PhotosSee all 84 photos
A female Black-necked Grebe with two chicks on its back
Locality Netherlands (ssp nigricollis)
Gerard Visser 17 July 2009 4 years ago 4.8
Two chicks on mums back waiting for dad to bring some food
Locality Zevenhoven, South Holland Province, Netherlands (ssp nigricollis)
Mattias Hofstede 30 May 2011 2 years ago 4.6
Locality Zagreb County, Croatia (ssp nigricollis)
spiljar 12 September 2014 19 weeks ago 4.5
One bird in Akliman
Locality Sinop Province, Turkey
Mustafa Sozen 2 January 2015 11 weeks ago 4.4
Swimming in summer colours.
Locality Germignaga, Lombardy Region, Italy
Cristiano Crolle 2 April 2014 1 year ago 4.4
Adult in breeding plumage
Locality Danube Delta, Tulcea County, Romania
Luca Boscain 28 May 2014 44 weeks ago 4.3