Family Podicipedidae

family podicepidae - white-tufted grebe family podicepidae
The Family Podicipedidae is composed of small to medium-sized birds. They have lobed toes, and are excellent swimmers and divers. They have their legs set rather far to the back of the body to aid diving. As a consequence grebes are generally clumsy walkers. Their plumage is dense and waterproof, and on the underside the feathers are at right-angles to the skin, sticking straight out to begin with and curling at the tip. By pressing their feathers against the body, grebes can adjust their buoyancy. The young are often striped. Some species breed at freshwater lakes and ponds,  and spend their non-breeding season along seacoasts. Bills vary from short and thick to long and pointed, depending on the diet, which ranges from fish to freshwater insects and crustaceans. Grebes have narrow wings, and some species are reluctant to fly. Two Peruvian species are largely flightless. Grebes respond to danger by diving rather than flying. Grebes make floating nests of plant material concealed among reeds on the surface of the water. There are 4 genera and 7 species of grebes known to occur in Peru. Photo (left): White-tufted Grebe. Photo (right): Great Grebe.
Grebes Zambullidores
White-tufted Grebe Zambullidor Pimpollo Rollandia rolland
Titicaca Grebe Zambullidor del Titicaca Rollandia microptera
Least Grebe Zambullidor Menor Tachybaptus dominicus
Pied-billed Grebe Zambullidor de Pico Grueso Podilymbus podiceps
Great Grebe Zambullidor Grande Podiceps major
Silvery Grebe Zambullidor Plateado Podiceps occipitalis
Junín Grebe Zambullidor de Junín Podiceps taczanowskii (E)
peru aves -   birds ODONTOPHORIDAE:Wood-Quails – Codornices  PHOENICOPTERIDA: Flamingoes -Flamencosperu aves