Western Grebe

Aechmophorus occidentalis

Order

PODICIPEDIFORMES

Family

Grebes (Podicipedidae)

Code 4

WEGR

Code 6

AECOCC

ITIS

HEAD

Western Grebe Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Red with a narrow yellow ring around the pupil.
  • Head pattern: Capped
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Western Grebe Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 56-74 cm (22-29 in)
  • Weight: 1496 g (52.8 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Gray
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Gray-black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 79-102 cm (31-40 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Streaked
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Black
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