Baking: Western Grebe

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Aechmophorus occidentalis

Length: 21-29 Weight: 2-4 lbs

Identification:

Long neck with white front, black back. Long yellow to olive bill. Black cap with black extending below eye.

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Distribution:

Breed in western and central United States and Canada. Winter along the Pacific Coast. Year-round resident in central Mexico.

Cool Facts:

The genus name Aechmophorus  is Latin for “spear bearing,” an apt description for this fish-eater’s spear-like bill.

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