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Location: Playa del Rey (Ballona Creek), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: April 19, 2015
ID : B13K8296 [4896 x 3264]

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Location: Playa del Rey (Ballona Creek), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: April 2, 2016
ID : B13K1296 [4896 x 3264]

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Eared Grebe Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Los Angeles River (Willow St), CA
GPS: 33.8N, -118.2W, elev=7' MAP
Date: November 14, 2016
ID : B13K2267 [4896 x 3264]

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Location: Huntington Beach (Bolsa Chica Lagoon), CA
GPS: 33.7N, -118.1W, elev=27' MAP
Date: October 31, 2010
ID : 7C2V3599 [3888 x 2592]

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Eared Grebe Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Playa del Rey (Ballona Creek), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: October 12, 2010
ID : 7C2V3340 [3888 x 2592]

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Eared Grebe Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Playa del Rey (Ballona Creek), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: April 28, 2012
ID : B13K4659 [4896 x 3264]

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Location: Elwood Canyon, Santa Barbara, CA
GPS: 34.5N, -119.9W, elev=224' MAP
Date: January 2, 2016
ID : B13K9940 [4896 x 3264]

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Eared Grebe Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Estero San Jose, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
GPS: 23.1N, -109.7W, elev=26' MAP
Date: February 1, 2013
ID : B13K2054 [4896 x 3264]

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Eared Grebe Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Playa del Rey (Ballona Creek), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: April 12, 2008
ID : 8483 [3888 x 2592]

Eared Grebe Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Goose Island State Park, TX
GPS: 28.1N, -96.9W, elev=-1' MAP
Date: February 1, 2009
ID : 7C2V4217 [3888 x 2592]

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Eared Grebe Picture @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Playa del Rey (Ballona Creek), CA
GPS: 34.0N, -118.4W, elev=0' MAP
Date: April 28, 2008
ID : 9407 [3888 x 2592]

Eared Grebe Photo @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Salton Sea, CA
GPS: 33.2N, -115.6W, elev=-232' MAP
Date: December 23, 2007
ID : 9774 [3888 x 2592]

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Location: Huntington Beach (Bolsa Chica Lagoon), CA
GPS: 33.7N, -118.1W, elev=27' MAP
Date: February 8, 2009
ID : 7C2V4513 [3888 x 2592]

Eared Grebe Image @ Kiwifoto.com
 
 
Location: Huntington Beach (Bolsa Chica Lagoon), CA
GPS: 33.7N, -118.1W, elev=27' MAP
Date: February 28, 2009
ID : 7C2V5051 [3888 x 2592]

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SPECIES INFO

The Black-necked Grebe, Podiceps nigricollis, is a member of the grebe family of waterbirds. It occurs on every continent except Australia and Antarctica.

The Black-necked Grebe is 2834 cm (12"-14") long. The adult is unmistakable in summer with a black head and neck and yellow ear tufts. In winter, this small grebe is white with a poorly defined black cap, which distinguishes it from the crisper-looking Slavonian Grebe (Horned Grebe in America).

In courtship the male gives a mellow poo-ee-chk call to the female.

This species breeds in vegetated areas of freshwater lakes across Europe, Asia, Africa, northern South America and the southwest and western United States. The North American subspecies, P. n. californicus is known as the Eared Grebe (or "eared diver"). These birds migrate in winter, mostly to the Pacific Coast where they range south to El Salvador on a regular basis; vagrants may occur as far as Costa Rica.

Black-necked Grebes of the nominate subspecies P. n. nigricollis in the cooler temperate regions of the Old World also winter further south, with many European birds moving to the Mediterranean area. The isolated southern African race, P. n. gurneyi is sedentary. It was named by South African ornithologist and author Austin Roberts in honour of the English bankers and amateur ornithologists John Henry Gurney and John Henry Gurney Jr..



                                     




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