Grebes

20 species

Grebes are aquatic diving birds. They prefer to live in freshwater, however, some species also occur in marine habitats during migration and winter. Many species form monogamous pairs and are known for their beautiful courtship displays, with the pair performing synchronizing dances across the water\'s surface. The birds build floating vegetative nests where they lay several eggs. The young are precocial and able to swim from birth. About a third of the world\'s grebes are listed at various levels of conservation concerns’ the biggest threats to these birds include habitat loss, the introduction of invasive predatory fish, and human poaching. As such three species have gone extinct.
Grebes are aquatic diving birds. They prefer to live in freshwater, however, some species also occur in marine habitats during migration and winter. Many species form monogamous pairs and are known for their beautiful courtship displays, with the pair performing synchronizing dances across the water\'s surface. The birds build floating vegetative nests where they lay several eggs. The young are precocial and able to swim from birth. About a third of the world\'s grebes are listed at various levels of conservation concerns’ the biggest threats to these birds include habitat loss, the introduction of invasive predatory fish, and human poaching. As such three species have gone extinct.