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Pied-billed Grebe

Photo of the Week (September 9th, 2018)

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With the start of fall right around the corner, many of the summer's crop of young birds are already in their full adult plumage.  Some of the later breeders though still are maintaining their youthful appearance though. On this day, I ran across a number of Pied-billed Grebes, including several young that had largely outgrown their "zebra-striped" facial plumage. This guy was still quite a bit smaller than his mom, however, and not only still had the young facial plumage, but also had the more downy plumage associated with a young bird.  From Weisensee Slough in western Minnehaha County, South Dakota.

Podilymbus podiceps - Pied-billed Grebe and Young

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