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  Grebe - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
grebe), the generally accepted name for all the birds of the family Podicipedidae, 1 belonging to the group Pygopodes of IEiger, members of which inhabit almost all parts of the world.
Grebes in general, though averse from taking wing, have much greater power of flight than would seem possible on examination of their alar organs, and are capable of prolonged aerial journeys.
Young grebes are beautiful objects, clothed with fl, white and brown down, disposed in streaks and their bill often brilliantly tinted.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Grebe   (668 words)

 JS Online: Grebe to head Bradley Foundation
Grebe said the foundation would continue to be a weighty supporter of Milwaukee's private school choice program and continue its support of other Milwaukee efforts at generally the same levels.
Grebe said the foundation might put somewhat more emphasis on defense and national security issues than it had in the past, but that it would continue funding projects coming out of conservative think tanks, university research and similar efforts nationally.
Grebe was general counsel to the Republican National Committee from 1996 to 2000 and currently represents Wisconsin on the committee.
www.jsonline.com /bym/News/nov01/grebe21112001a.asp?format=print   (880 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for grebe
Sun grebes, also called finfoots, are remarkable for their colorful, puffy-toed, webbed feet, which may serve as lures for fish and other aquatic animals.
Grebes resemble the loon and the duck ; they have short wings, vestigial tails, and long, individually webbed toes on feet that are set far back on a short, stubby body.
Grebe Bakery Becomes Exclusive Licensee for Crestwood Bakery; 67-Year-Old Grebe Bakery is a Milwaukee Landmark.
www.encyclopedia.com /searchpool.asp?target=grebe   (322 words)

 Grebe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Grebes are members of the Podicipediformes order, a widely distributed order of freshwater diving birds, some of which visit the sea when migrating and in winter.
The grebes are a radically distinct group of birds as regards their anatomy.
Grebes suddenly appear in the fossil record in the Late Oligocene or Early Miocene, around 23-25 mya.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Grebe   (1097 words)

Grebe, built by the Staten Island Steam Boat Co., launched 17 December 1918; was sponsored by Miss Emma Youmans and commissioned at the Brooklyn Navy Yard 1 May 1919, Lt. Niels Dustrup in command.
From 9 July 1919 until 1 October, Grebe, based at Kirkwall, Orkneys, was part of a minesweeper flotilla clearing the North Sea of mines laid by the Allies during World War I. She returned to Portsmouth, N.H., 28 November 1919 via Davenport, Brest, Lisbon, the Azores, Bermuda, and New York.
Grebe made an average of a trip a week between St. Thomas, St. Croix, and San Juan carrying stores and passengers, both military and civilian; she also towed coal barges and dredges to San Juan, Fort de France, Martinique, and other Caribbean ports.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/g8/grebe.htm   (863 words)

Because of grebes' sensitivity to changes in the trophic webs of wetland ecosystems, grebes could be used as indicators of such changes, and as symbols of the struggle to restore these ecosystems.
Furthermore, by indicating how grebe populations are influenced by changes in the trophic webs of wetlands, it highlights the potential importance of demographic data on grebes in monitoring the health of these ecosystems.
Grebes may be particularly useful as bioindicators for the planning of wetland management in the western Palearctic, Manchuria, western North America, southern South America, and the Andes.
www.iucn.org /themes/ssc/pubs/grebesen.htm   (804 words)

 Western Grebe
) is a member of the grebe family of water birds.
The largest North American grebe (22"-29"), it is fl-and-white, with a long, slender, swan-like neck.
Distinguising features: Black around the eyes, whereas the Clark's Grebe has white around the eyes; straight bill, whereas the Clark's bill is up-turned; downy young are grey, whereas the Clark's downy young are white.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/we/Western_grebe.html   (110 words)

Grebe is unique to Folkboats in that her cockpit configuration is quite different.
Grebe's tender is a 6' red cedar lapstrake pram designed and built by the owner.
Grebe has not visited Port Townsend in the recent past and is looking for a good excuse to both visit the Folkboats and friends there, as well as to get some of that good American micro-brew beer in her bilge.
www.woodenboat.org /festival/Guide/grebe.htm   (261 words)

 grebe. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Grebes resemble the loon and the duck; they have short wings, vestigial tails, and long, individually webbed toes on feet that are set far back on a short, stubby body.
Other grebes are the western and Holboell’s grebes of North America and the eared and horned grebes of North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Although grebes have been considered to be related to the loon, DNA testing suggests that they may be most closely related to the flamingo.
www.bartleby.com /65/gr/grebe.html   (317 words)

 CT DEP: Pied-billed Grebe Fact Sheet
Range: The pied-billed grebe ranges from British Columbia east to Nova Scotia and south throughout the United States wherever habitat is suitable.
It is fairly common for the pied-billed grebe to have 2 sets of chicks a year.
Since the nesting activities of the pied-billed grebe are often difficult to survey and monitor, any confirmed nests should be reported to the Wildlife Division to help increase our knowledge of the activities of these birds in Connecticut.
dep.state.ct.us /burnatr/wildlife/factshts/pbgrebe.htm   (782 words)

 Pied Billed Grebe
Although the pied bill grebe's habitat is mainly fresh water, it may be found in salt water during migration or during the winter.
Many loons and grebes migrate at night, and this being the Pacific Northwest, they are often flying in the rain.
Loons and grebes have evolved as incredible swimmers and divers and spend almost all of their lives in the water.
www.chintiminiwildlife.org /Education/WildNatHist/PiedBilGrebe.htm   (942 words)

 One Tenacious Grebe - Minnesota Conservation Volunteer: Minnesota DNR
Because grebes must run on the water prior to takeoff, I knew the tenacious grebe was destined to an icy grave unless I stepped in.
I gathered the grebe in my arms and stood for a minute, staring at the small opening and contemplating the many perils the little bird must have faced during the past three weeks.
The grebe grew larger and stronger and was eventually transported to Oklahoma, where it was released back into the wild.
www.dnr.state.mn.us /volunteer/janfeb04/grebe.html   (561 words)

 Alfred H. Grebe Obituaries: Richmond Hill Historical Society
Alfred H. Grebe, president of the Grebe Radio and Telegraph Corporation and an early pioneer in radio when broadcasting was still in its swaddling clothes, died early yesterday at the New York Post-Graduate Hospital.
Grebe first became fascinated with the mechanics of wireless at the age of fourteen and by the time he was fifteen he was a licensed commercial operator.
Grebe was born in Richmond Hill, L.I. in 1895, a member of a family that was among the early settlers in that area.
www.richmondhillhistory.org /agrebeobituary.html   (1102 words)

 Grebe Building Info
The Grebe has an overall length, 13’ 6", and a beam of 22".
The Grebe is a low volume kayak, but will hold sufficient kid's gear for short trips.
The Grebe hull is constructed of 4 panels, two for the bottom and two for the sides.
www.squeedunk.com /grebe1.htm   (797 words)

 NatureWorks - Pied-billed Grebe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The pied-billed grebe has brownish feathers and a short whitish bill.
The pied-billed grebe's range covers most of eastern Canada and all of the United States.
The male pied-billed grebe or a male and female pair will establish a territory during breeding season.
www.nhptv.org /natureworks/piedgrebe.htm   (260 words)

 PRBO Conservation Science: Grebe trends
Horned Grebes are rarely seen in flight, especially once they’ve arrived at their wintering grounds.
Eared Grebes forage primarily on estuaries and lagoons and occasionally on freshwater ponds and inshore waters such as Drake’s Bay.
Western and Clark’s grebes are unique among grebes in possessing a mechanism in the neck that permits them to thrust the head forward like a spear.
www.prbo.org /cms/index.php?mid=370   (830 words)

 Pied-billed Grebe - Meet Your Neighbors - Summer 2004
The pied-billed is the only grebe species that regularly nests in Illinois, and its largest breeding populations statewide are in the Chicago Wilderness region.
The grebe dives to find aquatic invertebrates, crustaceans such as crayfish, small fish, adult and larval amphibians, and occasionally aquatic plants.
The pied-billed grebe also dives to escape intruders, such as hawks, or sinks into the water until only its eyes and bill are visible.
chicagowildernessmag.org /issues/summer2004/grebe.html   (588 words)

The Grebe was part of the Kingfisher family of guided anti-ship/anti-submarine weapons, which was developed under the prime contract of the National Bureau of Standards (NBS).
Grebe was the only ship-launched missile in the Kingfisher family, the others (including the AUM-N-2 Petrel (Kingfisher C), AUM-N-4 Diver (Kingfisher D) and AUM-N-6 Puffin (Kingfisher F)) all being air-launched.
Grebe never became operational, reportedly because none of the then existing sonars could match the missile's range.
www.astronautix.com /lvs/grebe.htm   (357 words)

 grebe - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Grebe, common name for any member of an order of water birds, superficially resembling ducks and loons, but entirely unrelated to either.
Western Grebe, common name for a graceful diving bird found primarily in the western United States, central Canada, and northern Mexico.
teal, barnacle goose, bittern, Canada goose, canvasback, coot, crane, diver, duck, egret, flamingo, grebe, heron, ibis, kingfisher, loon, mallard,...
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=grebe   (127 words)

 Clark's Grebe
The chin of the Clark's Grebe and its gullet, facial feathers and stomach are white.
They usually occur together in the same flocks, and the Clark's Grebe is generally identified by its orange-yellow bill, but the fact that the eye is in the white part of the face, by paler flanks, and by a narrower fl stripe connecting the crown with the back.
Where to find a Clark's Grebe in MTY: In Texas the Clark's Grebe is frequently spotted on both fresh water lakes inland and on salt water sheltered bays and the wide mouth of a river where its current meets the sea and influenced by the tides.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/birding/115335   (467 words)

 Little Grebe, Tachybaptus ruficollis
Smallest of the grebes, the little grebe, or dabchick, is considerably rounder and more dumpy than its congeners.
At times there is fierce spring-time rivalry, the male little grebes water-kicking, splash-diving and skidding across the water with necks extended, followed by underwater attacks.
Little grebes may be expected in the vicinity of Breydon Water all year; up to 20 breeding pairs occupy reedy dykes at Berney and alongside the south wall.
www.birdsofbritain.co.uk /bird-guide/little-grebe.htm   (718 words)

 Grebes: Family Podicipedidae
This grebe can be confused with the similar Horned Grebe, but can be told from it in the summer by its fl neck and the shape of the yellow plumes on it's head.
This grebe can be confused with the similar Eared Grebe, but in the summer can be told from it by it's red neck and the shape of the yellow plumes on it's head.
This grebe is a little like the Eared and Horned Grebes, but it's larger size, longer neck, and whitish gray cheeks distinguish it.
www.msu.edu /~peter379/grebes.html   (376 words)

 Western Grebe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is easily confused with Clark's Grebe, which shares the same features, behavior and habitat, and hybrids are known.
Western Grebes nest in colonies of hundreds on large inland lakes, sometimes using coastal marshes, in western North America.
As Clark's Grebe was not considered a separate species until the 1990s, it is not completely certain that the fossils are correctly attributed to A.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Western_Grebe   (317 words)

 NPWRC :: Eared Grebe
Tout (1947) recorded eared grebe as an uncommon migrant in Lincoln County, although he mentioned unverified reports of nests.
Rosche (1979) reported eared grebe principally as a spring migrant during 12 April to 3 June with one fall record (15 October 1978) in the lower North Platte River Valley.
Eared grebe was reported as a rare breeding species on Keystone Lake, Keith County, in 1977 (Rosche 1979).
www.npwrc.usgs.gov /resource/birds/platte/species/podinigr.htm   (419 words)

 Grebe page
The grebes are an ancient family going back 80 million years, well-represented in the fossil record, and not closely related to any other birds (Llimona and del Hoyo 1992).
Although there are five genera in the grebes, each is basically a variation on the same theme, and it is always easy to tell that a grebe is a grebe.
The North American grebes of the genus Aechmophorus are an interesting study in the biological species concept.
www.montereybay.com /creagrus/grebes.html   (775 words)

 Little Grebe
The little grebe's feathers are soft on their back, silky on its chest and stomach, with a crest or ear-tufts on its head.
In the breeding season, the Little Grebe has a fl head with a rust colored band on either side of its head and neck and a yellow patch on the base of its beak.
The Little Grebe will set up housekeeping on any of the lakes and open farm lands with irrigation, wetlands, small ponds, backwaters in slow-moving streams and rivers or wherever they find appropriate habitats.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/birding/83559   (468 words)

 Grebe Sounds
"Grebes are members of the Podicipediformes, a widely distributed order of freshwater diving birds, some of which visit the sea when migrating and in winter".
Grebes are small to medium-large in size, have lobed toes, and are excellent swimmers and divers.
However, they have their feet placed far back on the body, making them quite ungainly on land.
www.junglewalk.com /sound/grebe-sounds.htm   (131 words)

 Western Grebe - Whatbird.com
Western Grebe: Large, long-necked grebe with dark gray upperparts, white underparts, and gray sides and flanks.
Western Grebe: Breeds from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Minnesota south to southern California.
Horned and Eared Grebes are smaller with much shorter bills that are never yellow-green.
identify.whatbird.com /obj/63/_/Western_Grebe.aspx   (525 words)

 Lady Grebe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Lady Grebe, a 48 foot mahogany wood yacht built in Chicago in 1961 perfectly preserved for your special private cruise on Chicago's River or Lakefront.
Bring along your sunglasses as Lady Grebe offers plenty of exterior deck space perfect for afternoon cruises on Lake Michigan complete with upscale beverage service, and classic musical sounds or a private CAF guide,* for an intimate architectural conversation.
Lady Grebe is the perfect choice for a private, wedding proposal, onboard wedding, business contract signing, client entertaining, sales meeting, intimate family event, or just an afternoon or evening of leisure.
www.cruisechicago.com /cflady/lady_grebe.cfm   (198 words)

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