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Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps antarcticus) Rarely seen in flight. Often secretive in the breeding season, hiding in marsh, making bizarre whinnying, gobbling, cooing noises by day or night.

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) is rarely seen in flight. When disturbed or threatened, it prefers to slowly sink & swim away underwater, or move away with just it's head above water. Only mature adults in breeding plumage show the dark ring on their bill.

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps antarcticus)The most widespread grebe in the New World, & the most familiar in most temperate parts of North America.