The Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) resides from southeast Alaska and north Canada to south Argentina and in West Indies. It frequents freshwater ponds, lakes, and smoothly flowing river. Adults are 33 cm (13 inches) in height and 450 g in weight.
Above dark dusky-brown, and below mixed and mottled with dusky and white. Pileum and hindneck are blackish. Sides of head dark brown, and cheeks and neck buffy brown to grayish-brown. Bill white and feet black. They feed on aquatic vegetation.