white tufted grebe facts
Name: Pimpollo , Macá comun / White tufted grebe
Scientific Name: Rollandia Rolland
Size: 24 – 30 cm (10 – 13in)
From Tarapaca Region to Magallanes.
Annual residence, in fall they go to larger lakes that do not freeze
Shallow ponds with aquatic vegetation and marshes
Insectivore, Carnivore (large arthropods and fish)
They make floating nests in the middle of rushes and lay 3 to 8 eggs.
There is not sexual dimorphism, they have seen in pairs or groups and are great divers.