Grebes are small to medium-large sized freshwater diving birds. They have lobed toes, and are excellent swimmers and divers. They can run for a short distance, they are prone to falling over, since they have their feet placed far back on the body. Grebes have narrow wings
A grebe is a member of the Podicipediformes order, a widely distributed order of freshwater diving birds, some of which visit the sea when migrating and in winter. This order contains only a single family, the Podicipedidae, containing 22 species in 6 extant genera.Order: Podicipediformes. Family: Podicipedidae.
There are 20 species worldwide and 5 species occur in Pakistan.
- Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
- Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena
- Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
- Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus
- Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis