Bird Families of the World

Great Crested Grebe

Grebes for life on and underwater: their legs are set so far back on their bodies that they are unable to walk on land. Grebes rocket through the water by compressing water behind them with coordinated thrusts of their muscular legs.

The family is Podicipedidae.

There are 22 species placed in 6 genera.

Rollandia with 2 species
Tachybaptus with 5 species
Podilymbus with 2 species
Poliocephalus with 2 species
Podiceps with 9 species
Aechmophorus with 2 species

So far I have photographed 8 different species

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Updated 21/03/2020