Ornithology/Podicipediformes

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Podicipediformes are commonly known as grebes. They have lobed toes for swimming, instead of the webbing seen in ducks and geese. They have narrow wings, and are unsteady fliers. There are two grebes on the 2020 Science Olympiad bird list.

Grebes (Podicipedidae)

Pied-billed Grebe
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Species Podilymbus podiceps
Habitat Ponds and wetlands
Diet Fish, crustaceans and aquatic insects
Conservation
Status iucn3.1 LC.svg
Least concern
Red-necked Grebe
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Species Podiceps grisegena
Habitat Inland bodies of water
Diet Fish, crustaceans, aquatic insects, and some mollusks and amphibians
Conservation
Status iucn3.1 LC.svg
Least concern