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Alternative Name: Slavonian Grebe
A medium-sized grebe; length 31-38 cm, wingspan 46-60 cm, weight 300-470 g
 Similar species
None in breeding plumage. Winter Black-necked Grebes can be confused, particularly with first-winters, but have even duskier cheeks, with black extending diffusely well below the eye level; they are also smaller, with an up-tilted bill lacking the pale tip, and the peak of the crown at middle of the head. Winter Red-necked Grebe is larger, with grey cheeks and a yellow-based bill.
Breeds in cool temperate to subarctic regions of North America and Canada, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Scotland (rare), Scandinavia, Russia, and northernmost China. Winters mostly at sea on inshore waters a short distance south of the breeding range, less often on large lakes and rivers.
Two subspecies are accepted:
Small lakes and ponds in summer; the sea, large lakes, and slow-flowing rivers in winter.
It builds a nest of vegetation in shallow water. 3-5 eggs are laid incubated mainly by the female for 22-25 days.
Diet includes aquatic insects and their larvae, small fish and crustaceans taken in 30-35 second dives.
Variety of calls when breeding including a long trill.
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