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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Podicipedidae.


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  • At present, nearly 160 bird species in the Tropical Andes are threatened, and at least one species, the Colombian grebe (Podiceps andinus), has gone extinct in the last century.

    Biological diversity in the Tropical Andes

  • Two species are largely confined to open water habitats of the area's numerous lakes: the nationally endangered southern crested grebe Podiceps sp. and the endemic New Zealand scaup Aythya novaeseelandiae.

    Te Wahipounamu (South-West New Zealand World Heritage Area), New Zealand

  • Widespread are great blue heron Ardea herodias, great egret Casmerodias albus, marbled godwit Limosa fedoa whimbrel Numenius phaeopus and longbilled curlew N. americanus, royal terns Sterna maximus, and on rocky shores, eared grebe Podiceps nigricollis and belted kingfisher Ceryle alcyon.

    Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico

  • Marshes and Phragmites reed beds provide breeding habitat for the great-crested grebe (Podiceps cristatus), Oriental white stork (Ciconia boyciana), Japanese crane (Grus japonensis), and relict gull (Larus relictus).

    Mongolian-Manchurian grassland

  • Specifically the Exe Estuary Special Protected Area (SPA) and Ramsar Site supports over 20,000 wildfowl in the winter months, including the internationally important populations of avocet Recurvirostra avosetta, dark-bellied brent goose Branta bernicla bernicla and the slavonian grebe, Podiceps auritus.

    Dorset and East Devon Coast, United Kingdom

  • The Podiceps taczanowskii population declined drastically with the decline of the frog and fish populations in the Lake.

    Central Andean wet puna

  • Three species are of particular concern: Great grebe (Podiceps gallardoi), with few than 5,000 individuals remaining, Ruddy-headed goose (Chloephaga rubidiceps), with a serious decline in population numbers, and Striated caracara (Phalcoboenus australis), whose numbers have declined due to hunting.

    Patagonian grasslands

  • Podiceps taczanowskii is found in open freshwater lakes and ponds with submerged vegetation; Cinclodes palliatus has very specific habitat requirements such as mineral-rich bogs, rocky outcrops and slopes below glaciers; and Laterallus tuerosi inhabits Juncus zone fringing marshes.

    Central Andean wet puna

  • Slavonian grebe is the European common name for Podiceps auritis, what North Americans call Horned grebe. SLAVONIAN.

  • The little grebe or dabchick (_Podiceps albipennis_) is another species that lays in July or August.

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India


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