Plumages (six photos)
This Pied-billed Grebe, in breeding plumage, was
very irritated with another male PbG that was
doing its best to stay out of the way in the
© Carol Davis 2-20-2020, Farmington Bay, UT.
Periodically it would zoom off after the other
Grebe when it tried to come out into the open
water. Note the angry expression and the puffed
up feathers. I never saw them actually fight
but I'm sure there had been a skirmish earlier.
Male Pied-billed Grebes in breeding season are a
formidable foe. Here's a link to an
with an American Coot. © Carol Davis 2-20-2020
Very wet Pied-billed Grebe in breeding plumage at
MBR, UT ©
Carol Davis, 5-15-2008
Non-breeding plumage at Farmington
Bay, UT. © Carol Davis,
Pied-billed Grebe juveniles at Bear
River MBR. © Carol Davis
Parent and baby at Farmington Bay.
© Carol Davis, 7-9-2006
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