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Grebes inhabit ponds, marshes, lakes and slow-moving streams. They dive to feed.
They regularly consumer their feathers. This may help to protect their stomach from the bones of the fish they dine on.
The male and female Pied-billed Grebe build a platform nest over the water. The female does most of the incubating and both parents care for the young, which are often carried on the parent's back while swimming and even while diving.
Least and Eared Grebes are uncommon visitors.

name area season diet/native food plants
Horned GrebeNCSSpFWaquatic invertebrates*, fish
Pied-billed GrebeNCSSpSuFW-Baquatic invertebrates*, fish
N=north  C=central  S=south
Sp=spring  Su=summer  F=fall  W=winter
B=breeds in Florida during season(s) underlined  M=Migrant

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