Grebes (Podicipedidae)

Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) - HBW 1, p. 192

French: Grèbe jougris German: Rothalstaucher Spanish: Somormujo Cuellirrojo
Other common names: Grey-cheeked Grebe; Holböll's Grebe (holboellii)

Taxonomy: Colymbus grisegena Boddaert, 1783, no locality; France designated.
Often erroneously spelt griseigena. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • grisegena (Boddaert, 1783) - E Europe, W & WC Asia; winters from North Sea E to Caspian and Aral Seas.
  • holboellii Reinhardt, 1854 - E USSR, Manchuria, N Japan; W Canada, NW USA; winters from Japan and Korea through Aleutian Is to California; also E USA, S to Florida.