GREBE is a tailless water bird that breeds on Interior LAKES and mostly winters on the coast. It is highly adapted to swimming and diving in search of food, principally fish and INSECTS. Its wings are small and it uses mainly its legs and feet for underwater propulsion. Grebes appear clumsy on land. They build floating nests on the surfaces of freshwater ponds and lakes. Many species engage in excited, noisy mating rituals, most notably "running" upright in pairs across the water. The young...

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