GREBES   -   PODICIPEDIDAE


White-tufted Grebe - Rollandia rolland
White-tufted Grebe
Rollandia rolland chilensis
Trelew, Chubut province, Argentina.
This striking grebe is widespread in southern South America. It's in breeding plumage. (S6)


White-tufted Grebe - Rollandia rolland
White-tufted Grebe
Rollandia rolland morrisoni
Lake Junín, Junín department, Peru.
This is an endemic subspecies found only in central Peru in and around Lake Junín. It is slightly smaller and the plumage is not as bright compared with other races. (S8)


Least Grebe - Tachybaptus dominicus
Least Grebe
Tachybaptus dominicus speciosus
Canudos, Bahia state, Brazil.
(D3)


Pied-billed Grebe - Podilymbus podiceps
Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps antarcticus
La Segua marsh, Manabí province, Ecuador.
(S8)


Pied-billed Grebe - Podilymbus podiceps
Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps antarcticus
Laguna Yahuarcocha, Imbabura province, Ecuador.
(S8)


Great Grebe - Podiceps major
Great Grebe
Podiceps major
Playa Isla Escondida, Chubut province, Argentina.
The largest grebe in South America, though it is only found in the southern half on the continent. It occurs in both fresh and salt water. (S6)


Silvery Grebe - Podiceps occipitalis
Silvery Grebe
Podiceps occipitalis occipitalis
Trelew, Chubut province, Argentina.
The nominate race of the southern South America, which has a golden cheek patch. (S6)


Silvery Grebe - Podiceps occipitalis
Silvery Grebe
Podiceps occipitalis juninensis
Lauca National Park, Region I, Chile.
The northern Andean race, which is darker gray on the back. Carrying a feather, presumably for nesting material. (S5)



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