|Common Name:||Grebe, Pied-billed|
|Scientific Name:||Podiceps auritus |
|Area:||Buckskin Mountain State Park, Arizona|
|Date:||February 21, 2010|
Merriam-Webster Dictionary says pied means - of two or more colors in blotches. The black blotch in the middle of the bill of the Pied-billed Grebe is almost an instant identifier. The sharp contrast of the black blotch and light colored bill is most intense in the breeding season from February thru September.
juvenile - Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon - - - June 9, 2014
|Reference:||National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America||