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grebes

Podicipediformes

Grebes are aquatic birds that are found worldwide. There are 22 species. Grebes are stocky waterbirds specialized for diving and catching fish and other aquatic creatures. They are excellent swimmers that use their feet to propel them underwater. Most grebes can fly as well but their legs will not support them on land because of their position on the body.

 
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. "Podicipediformes" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed October 22, 2017 at http://www.biokids.umich.edu/accounts/Podicipediformes/

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