grebe grebe  /ˈɡrib/

Definition(s):

  • (n) small compact-bodied almost completely aquatic bird that builds floating nests; similar to loons but smaller and with lobate rather than webbed feet

Usage(s):

  1. Calif, for a stream upon which to alight an eared grebe spied a fine dark river with curiously straight and even banks.
  2. But in the warm months, 40,000 California gulls still nest on the volcanic islands, and migratory grebe and phalaropes turn the lake into an ornithological stew.
  3. From the great crested flycatcher all the way to the least grebe, they totted up tally after tally.

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    Lassen National Forest firefighters from Engine 16, out of the Almanor Ranger District, install an informational sign near Lake Almanor. The signs are part of Plumas Audubon’s efforts to education the public about grebes. Photo courtesy Plumas Audubon Feather Publishing 7/4/2013     The Plumas Audubon Society has been busy installing interpretive signs at selected locations on Eagle Lake and ...
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Plumas County News

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