New York Natural Heritage Program
Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps (Linnaeus, 1758)
Birds
Kingdom: Animalia

      Phylum: Craniata

           Class: Birds (Aves)

                Order: Grebes (Podicipediformes)

                     Family: Grebes (Podicipedidae)


Additional Common Names [-]
  • Hell Diver
  • Water Witch

Comments on the Classification [-]
Grebes are a family of diving birds with no living relatives. They may have once been related to Loons (Cotter and Spencer 1996).