Grebes belong to the order Podicipediformes (freshwater diving birds) and the family Podicipedidae (grebes). The legs of grebes legs are positioned at the rear of the body, their feet are lobed and partially webbed. They have small wings. Their bills are pointed and short to long. Most have long necks. They dive frequently, usually just as I pull the trigger on the camera resulting in a nice picture of a ring of waves n the water. There are six genera and 22 species. The species with photographs are highlighted in red.
Genus Tachybaptus
Little Grebe, Tachybaptus ruficollis
Australasian Grebe Tachybaptus novaehollandiae
Madagascar Grebe, Tachybaptus pelzelnii
Alaotra Grebe, Tachybaptus rufolavatusextinct (2010)
Least Grebe, Tachybaptus dominicus
Genus Podilymbus
Pied-billed Grebe, Podilymbus podiceps
Atitlán Grebe, Podilymbus gigas — extinct (1989)
Genus Rollandia
White-tufted Grebe, Rollandia rolland
Titicaca Flightless Grebe, Rollandia microptera
Genus Poliocephalus
Hoary-headed Grebe, Poliocephalus poliocephalus
New Zealand Dabchick, Poliocephalus rufopectus
Genus Podiceps
Red-necked Grebe, Podiceps grisegena
Great Crested Grebe, Podiceps cristatus
Slavonian Grebe or Horned Grebe, Podiceps auritus
Black-necked Grebe or Eared Grebe, Podiceps nigricollis
Colombian Grebe, Podiceps andinus — extinct (1977)
Great Grebe, Podiceps major
Silvery Grebe, Podiceps occipitalis
Junin Flightless Grebe, Podiceps taczanowskii
Hooded Grebe, Podiceps gallardoi
Genus Aechmophorus
Western Grebe, Aechmophorus occidentalis
Clark's Grebe, Aechmophorus clarkii