Order: Podicipediformes Family: Podicipedidae
Grebes are small to medium-large sized freshwater diving birds. They have lobed toes, and are excellent swimmers and divers. However, they have their feet placed far back on the body, making them quite ungainly on land. There are 5 Michigan species.
Eared Grebe, Podiceps nigricollis
Horned Grebe, Podiceps auritus
Pied-billed Grebe, Podilymbus podiceps
Red-necked Grebe, Podiceps grisegena
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