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Pied-Billed Grebe

Podilymbus podiceps

The Pied-Billed Grebe breeds in south-central Canada, throughout the United States, Central America, the Caribbean, and in temperate areas of South America. They build floating nests of reeds and grasses among tall plants in water over 9 inches deep, and may raise two broods a season. Habitat loss from wetland destruction is a threat to these birds. Over most of its range, the population seems to be surviving well, but in New England they are threatened or endangered.

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