Thursday, July 24, 2014

Least Grebe

In 2012 during our last visit to Texas, we saw many Least Grebes. Last February we only saw this one, at the Estero Llano Grande State Park. Texas had suffered from several years of drought, which probably adversely affected grebe habitat.  Least Grebes have high reproductive rates and generalized feeding habits, so are able to recover from adverse weather trends. Although not migratory, this species is able to fly considerable distances in search of appropriate habitat (Storer 2011).

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