Least Grebe

Other Names: none

Distribution: wetland areas of Central and South America.

Description:

Size: 23-25 cm in length with a 48-53 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Breeding adults are brownish-gray above with a darker blackish crown and throat. It has a brownish breast and pale underside. It shows a white patch on the wing in flight. Non-breeding adults are paler with a whitish throat, and juveniles are paler and grayer than adults. The bill is black and the eyes are bright yellow.

Species image
Least Grebe
Term Relation

Least Grebe

Bill Shape
all-purpose
dagger
Regions
arizona
arkansas
baja california
california
florida
louisiana
mexico
oklahoma
texas
Tail Shape
rounded-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Action
flying
swimming
walking
Behavior
flocks
soaring
Markings
plain
Sounds
clear
Location
high flying
low flying
ground dwelling
north in summer
north in winter
south in summer
south in winter
Habitat
lakes rivers ponds
fields
flats
Marshes
Color
sheen
black
gray
yellow
white
Body Shape
duck
Size
large
medium
Order
grebes - podicipediformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species