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 56 videos
An adult bird in breeding plumage, diving and feeding its young Locality Alicante, Valencian Community, Spain (ssp nigricollis)
Alberto Saiz 31 May 2006 5 years ago 37 sec 4.9
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 1 year ago 35 sec 4.8
Diving Locality Cabo de Gata, Almeria, Andalucia, Spain
Juan Sanabria 1 January 2013 11 weeks ago 44 sec 4.7
An adult bird chasing away young one, then swimming and diving Locality Aldomirovtsi Marsh, Sofia Province, Bulgaria (ssp nigricollis)
Iva Hristova 12 August 2006 6 years ago 10 sec 4.7
An adult bird in winter plumage, swimming Locality Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp californicus)
Don DesJardin 31 January 2002 5 years ago 16 sec 4.5
An adult in breeding plumage carries chick on its back, then makes it to fall down in water and chick climbs again on parents ba Locality Aldomirovtsi Marsh, Sofia Province, Bulgaria (ssp nigricollis)
Iva Hristova 15 July 2006 6 years ago 24 sec 4.4
PhotosSee all 40 photos
A female Black-necked Grebe with two chicks on its back
Locality Netherlands (ssp nigricollis)
Gerard Visser 17 July 2009 2 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 34 weeks ago 4.7
Locality Huisvennen, Kampina, North Brabant Province, Netherlands
Paul Cools 11 April 2008 33 weeks ago 4.2
Black-necked Grebe (known in North America as the Eared Grebe) during migration through the San Francisco Bay area.
Locality Coyote Hills Regional Park, Alameda County, California, USA (United States)
Ethan Winning 20 January 2013 5 weeks ago 4.2
Adult in full breeding plumage
Locality Kallo, Antwerp Province, Belgium
Marco Valentini 14 April 2012 1 year ago 4
duck photographed in Ventura Harbor near the harbor entrance
Locality Ventura Harbor, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp californicus)
Tom Moxley 8 April 2011 2 years ago 4