Other Names: American dabchick, dabchick, Carolina grebe, devil-diver, dive-dapper, dipper, hell-diver, pied-billed dabchick, thick-billed grebe, water witch
Distribution : northern forests of North America in summer; Central and South america in winter. A nonmigratory population exists in the southern United States.
Size: 31-38 cm in length with a 46-55 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Stocky and uniform brownish-gray, with a stout whitish bill that has a black ring around it during the breeding season. The eyes are black with a white eyering.