Grebes (Podicipedidae)

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) - HBW 1, p. 190

French: Grèbe à bec bigarré German: Bindentaucher 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.