Pied-billed Grebe Plumages (six photos)
Podilymbus podiceps


pied-billed grebe in
            breeding plumage
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 bushes.
Carol Davis 2-20-2020, Farmington Bay, UT.

angry pied-billed grebe
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 actual fight
with an American Coot. Carol Davis 2-20-2020

pied-billed grebe
Very wet Pied-billed Grebe in breeding plumage at
Bear River MBR, UT Carol Davis, 5-15-2008

non-breeding plumage
Non-breeding plumage at Farmington
Bay, UT. Carol Davis, 2-20-2006

juveniles
Pied-billed Grebe juveniles at Bear
River MBR. Carol Davis

baby pied-billed grebe
Parent and baby at Farmington Bay.
Carol Davis, 7-9-2006

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