...and well represented in fossil records. They can be found mostly in fresh water areas and are adapted for water living and diving. Their legs are set way back on their bodies for this purpose, making them quite awkward on land.
There are five generas of Grebes, each a slight variation on the same theme. The Horned Grebe has a small black crown with buff colored ear tuffs and red neck. The Red Necked Grebe is basically the same coloring with a longer neck and longer yellowish bill.
The breed in freshwater ponds, sloughs and lakes with emergent vegetation. Nests are floating platforms of vegetation and anchored with mud to growing vegetation.
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