Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) - HBW 1, p. 190
French: Grèbe à bec bigarré
Spanish: Zampullín Picogrueso
Taxonomy: Colymbus podiceps Linnaeus, 1758, South Carolina.
Forms superspecies with P. gigas, with which may have hybridized. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- antillarum Bangs, 1913 - Greater and Lesser Antilles.
- podiceps (Linnaeus, 1758) - S & C Canada S to Panama; winters S USA, C America, West Indies.
- antarcticus (Lesson, 1842) - S America, from E Panama S to SC Chile and SC Argentina.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 31 videos
A bird swimming at a small pond. Locality Chaparrí Reserve, Lambayeque Department, Peru (ssp antarcticus)
Yoel Jimenez 18 November 2012 10 weeks ago 40 sec 4.7
An adult preening with a chick on the water. Locality Laguna de Torca, Chile (ssp antarcticus)
Josep del Hoyo 12 October 2003 9 years ago 23 sec 4.6
A bird swimming and looking around Locality Dorado, Puerto Rico (ssp antillarum)
Juan Sanabria 31 July 2007 5 years ago 29 sec 4.5
Male on the lake. Locality Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo City, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 5 December 2012 1 year ago 39 sec 4.3
A bird calling and preening before swimming away and diving. Locality Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, Henderson, Clark County, Nevada, USA (United States) (ssp podiceps)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 27 June 2013 7 weeks ago 18 sec 4.2
A bird in non-breeding plumage, swimming Locality Curitiba, Paraná State, Brazil (ssp antarcticus)
Josep del Hoyo 16 May 2005 7 years ago 29 sec 4.2
PhotosSee all 58 photos
"Tango" : Two Grebes fighting for territory
Locality Montreal, Quebec, Canada (ssp podiceps)
Michel Lamarche 15 April 2010 3 years ago 4.7
Locality J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island, Lee County, Florida, USA (United States) (ssp podiceps)
Thorsten Stegmann 2 April 2008 4 years ago 4.3
Locality Montevideo Department, Uruguay
Samantha Klein 12 July 2013 9 weeks ago 4.2
Males on the North Lake.
Locality Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, USA (United States)
Antonio Silveira 27 June 2013 22 weeks ago 4.2
Juvenile swimming in a pond
Locality Villa Elisa, Córdoba Province, Argentina (ssp antarcticus)
Horacio Luna 15 January 2013 43 weeks ago 4.2
Bird in a small lake
Locality Afonso Cláudio, Espirito Santo State, Brazil (ssp antarcticus)
Josef Widmer 13 October 2012 35 weeks ago 4