|Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)
|The Pied-billed Grebe is distributed throughout most of North and South America from southern Canada to southern Argentina. It is found on shallow, often stagnant water with emergent vegetation or in marshlands. Outside the breeding season it is found on more open water.|
|It has a thick, blunt, whitish bill with a dark band. Its breeding plumage (photos 1 and 2) shows a dark throat and face while non-breeding plumage (photo 3) tends to be browner, lacks the dark throat and face and has only a faint band on the bill.
It dives for its food which consists of a wide variety of aquatic insects, crustaceans, crabs, frogs, etc..