white tufted grebe

white tufted grebe facts

Name: Pimpollo , Macá comun / White tufted grebe
Scientific Name: Rollandia Rolland
Family: Podicipedidae
Order: n/a
Size: 24 – 30 cm (10 – 13in)
Weight: n/a

Distribution:
From Tarapaca Region to Magallanes.

Residence:
Annual residence, in fall they go to larger lakes that do not freeze

Habitat:
Shallow ponds with aquatic vegetation and marshes

Food Habits:
Insectivore, Carnivore (large arthropods and fish)

Reproduction:
They make floating nests in the middle of rushes and lay 3 to 8 eggs.

Observation:
There is not sexual dimorphism, they have seen in pairs or groups and are great divers.

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