Of the 18 species of this family, 6 living in Argentina. They are waterfowl, zambullidoras. Vuelan little, Carret back to flight. Little walk, very upright because they have legs far behind, with four fingers lobulados. Beak conical, short wings and tail rudimentary. Plumage compact.
They feed on fish, crustaceans and aquatic insects. The nest is a platform floating plants. When leaving the nest eggs covered with aquatic plants and therefore stained gradually.
LEAST GREBE: Tachybaptus dominicus
Ilustration by Maria Gabriela Arancio.
WHITE-TUFTED GREBE: Rollandia rolland
Inhabits aquatic environments, fresh water or salt.
SILVERY GREBE: Podiceps occipitalis
It inhabits lakes and lagoons in height, throughout the western Argentine.
PIED-BILLED GREBE: Podylimbus podiceps
It inhabits lakes and lagoons of Argentine territory.
Slender. Extensive neck. Long's Peak. In general coloration
gray with a white belly.