Utah Bird Profile
 Eared Grebe - Podiceps nigricollis

Name Roots: (L. podex, podicis, "rump"; pes, "foot" - negricollis, "black-necked")

In Utah: Common summer, uncommon winter (2004)

by Terry Saddler

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests in a floating in a platform nest. This species is not a cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is an insectivore: freshwater diver.  During the non-breeding seasons this species is a crustaceovore: coastal diver; insectivore:freshwater diver.
Habitat: Marshes
    Breeds in Utah in wetlands and water habitats.
How to find: Easily found in the spring and summer at Antelope Island Causeway, the marshes on the east side of the Great Salt Lake and other marshes of northern Utah.

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