Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Grebes :: Silvery Grebe

Silvery Grebe Podiceps occipitalis

Described by: Garnot (1826)
Alternate common name(s): Silver Grebe, Northern Silvery Grebe, Southern Silvery Grebe, Junin Grebe, Crested Grebe
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Peru - Aug, 2002 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Lago Villarica, Chile - Nov, 2005 © Arthur Grosset  Caulin, Chiloe, Chile - Oct, 2005 © Arthur Grosset  Lauca National Park, Region I, Chile - Feb, 2007 © Arthur Grosset  Buenos Aires, Argentina - Oct, 2004 © Harold Stiver 
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Nw. South America; C. w. South America; S. South America; Falkland Is.;
Fragmented n. population in n. Andes;
Three major populations: C. Andes; S. South America; Falkland Is.;
(1) Sw. Colombia (s. Cauca and Narino on Lagunas La Cocha and San Rafael) through Ecuador (Lagunas Cuicocha and Yaguarcocha), w. Peru (Lagunas Umayo and Lagunillas and Lake Junin), c. and sw. Bolivia (La Paz, Cochabamba, Oruro, Potosi and Laguna Alalay), n. Chile s. to Antofagasta and nw. Argentina (Jujuy, Salta, Catamarca).
(2) Nc. Chile s. from n. Atacama to w. and s. Argentina s. from San Juan, Cordoba, Santa Fe, the Rio Negro and Neuquen to Tierra del Fuego and the Falkland Is.
S. populations migrate in winter n. to c. Argentina.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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