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Clark's Grebe Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Playa del Rey (Ballona Creek), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: April 2, 2016
ID : B13K1337 [4896 x 3264]

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Clark's Grebe Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Playa del Rey (Ballona Creek), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: April 29, 2008
ID : 9779 [3888 x 2592]

Clark's Grebe Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Ventura (Marina Park), CA
GPS: 34.3N, -119.3W, elev=3' MAP
Date: January 3, 2009
ID : 7C2V2996 [3888 x 2592]

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Clark's Grebe Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Playa del Rey (Ballona Creek), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: April 9, 2016
ID : B13K1482 [4896 x 3264]

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Clark's Grebe (with chick)
 
 
Location: San Joaquin Marsh, CA
GPS: 33.7N, -117.8W, elev=20' MAP
Date: July 15, 2012
ID : B13K0127 [4896 x 3264]

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Clark's Grebe Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Playa del Rey (Ballona Creek), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: April 29, 2008
ID : 9774 [3888 x 2592]

Clark's Grebe Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Playa del Rey (Ballona Creek), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: April 29, 2008
ID : 9787 [3888 x 2592]

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Clark's Grebe Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Playa del Rey (Ballona Creek), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: April 29, 2008
ID : 9791 [3888 x 2592]

Clark's Grebe (Western x Clark's Grebe Hybrid)
 
 
Location: Playa del Rey (Ballona Creek), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: March 28, 2008
ID : 6819 [3888 x 2592]

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SPECIES INFO

The Clark's Grebe (Aechmophorus clarkii) is a North American species of the grebe family of water birds.

Up to the 1980s, it was thought to be a pale morph of the Western Grebe, which it resembles in size, range, and behavior. Intermediates between the two species are known.

The Clark's Grebe is black-and-white, with a long, slender, swan-like neck. It ranges in size from 22"-29".

Among its distinguishing features is its bill, which is slightly upturned and bright yellow, where as the Western Grebe's bill is straight and greenish-yellow. It shows white around its eyes, whereas black appears around the eyes of the Western Grebe. The downy young are white, not gray.

This species nests on large inland lakes in western North America and migrates to the Pacific coast in winter. It maintains local populations year-round in California, Nevada, Arizona-(the Lower Colorado River Valley), and central Mexico. It feeds by diving for carp, herring, mollusks, crabs, and salamanders.

It performs the same elaborate courtship display as the Western Grebe.



                                     




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