Dan Tallman’s Hen Weblog: Horned Grebe

About the one different chook of curiosity that Erika and I noticed throughout our 9 October 2021 eBird Massive Day Depend was this Horned Grebe seen at Capitol Lake in Olympia. Pink eyes discovered on many diving waterfowl apparently are usually not seen beneath a number of ft of water. Apparently this adaptation makes the eyes arduous for prey to see and thereby acknowledge the approaching predator. Within the first picture, discover the individually webbed toes current on grebes. Grebes are usually not intently associated to geese. In line with Winkler et al. (2020), grebes have historically thought to most intently associated to loons. Current research, nevertheless, conclude that grebes and flamingos are one another’s closest relative. This conclusion is so stunning that many ornithologists have been gradual to undertake the brand new classification.

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