Great Grebe

Podiceps major - Grand Grèbe

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Podicipediformes

  • Family
    :

    Podicipédidés

  • Genus
    :

    Podiceps

  • Species
    :

    major

Descriptor

Boddaert, 1783

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 77 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    :
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Grand Grèbe
adult
Grand Grèbe
adult

Great Grebe (Podiceps major) is a species of bird in the Podicipedidae family.

Subspecific information 2 subspecies

  • Podiceps major major (w Peru, Paraguay and se Brazil to c Chile and s Argentina)
  • Podiceps major navasi (s Chile)

Foreign names

  • Grand Grèbe,
  • Somormujo Macachón,
  • Mergulhão-grande,
  • Magellantaucher,
  • nagy vöcsök,
  • Grote Fuut,
  • Svasso gigante,
  • Stordopping,
  • Spydnebbdykker,
  • potápka dlhozobá,
  • potápka velká,
  • Stor Lappedykker,
  • isouikku,
  • cabussó gran,
  • Hauggoði,
  • perkoz olbrzymi,
  • veliki ponirek,
  • Магелланова поганка,
  • オオカイツブリ,
  • 大,
  • 大鸊鷈,

Voice song and cries

Grand Grèbe
adult

Habitat

Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) ; Marine Neritic : Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Seagrass (Submerged)

Geographic range

Other sources of interest

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