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Pied-billed Grebe

The Feather Files Name: Podilymbus podiceps Alias: Pied-billed Grebe Migration: Breeds from northern Canada through the West Indies and Central America to southern South America. It is seldom seen in flight, in part because it migrates by night, landing on the nearest body of water before or at dawn. Date Seen: February 17, 2019 Location: Fountain Hills, Arizona The nest of this species is a floating platform. It lives in freshwater marshes, lakes, and sluggish rivers, and, in winter, brackish estuaries.