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Podicipediformes; Podicipedidae; Podicepidae; Grebes; Colymbidae; Greebe; Greebes
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  • Reconstructed skeleton of fossil slab of ''[[Thiornis]] sociata'', an early grebe.
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  • Many molecular and morphological studies support a relationship between grebes and [[flamingo]]s.
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  • [[Alaotra grebe]] (''T. rufolavatus'') was one of the three species of lake endemic grebes that have gone extinct.
  • The leech genus ''[[Theromyzon]]'' is an external parasite that has been found in the nasal cavities of grebes.

grebe         
[gri:b]
¦ noun a diving waterbird with a long neck, lobed toes, and a very short tail. [Family Podicipedidae: several species.]
Origin
C18: from Fr. grebe.
grebe         
(grebes)
A grebe is a type of water bird.
N-COUNT
Grebe         
·noun One of several swimming birds or divers, of the genus Colymbus (formerly Podiceps), and allied genera, found in the northern parts of America, Europe, and Asia. They have strong, sharp bills, and lobate toes.

Wikipedia

Grebe

Grebes () are aquatic diving birds in the order Podicipediformes . Grebes are widely distributed freshwater birds, with some species also found in marine habitats during migration and winter. Most grebes fly, although some flightless species exist, most notably in stable lakes. The order contains a single family, the Podicipedidae, which includes 22 species in six extant genera.

Although, superficially, they resemble other diving birds such as loons and coots, they are most closely related to flamingos, as supported by morphological, molecular and paleontological data. Many species are monogamous and are known for their courtship displays, with the pair performing synchronized dances across the water's surface. The birds build floating vegetative nests where they lay several eggs. About a third of the world's grebes are listed at various levels of conservation concerns—the biggest threats including habitat loss, the introduction of invasive predatory fish and human poaching. As such, three species have gone extinct.

Pronunciation examples for Grebe
1. which is the Western Grebe. You haven't lived
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2. And one of these Grebes came along while we were rowing.
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3. And this Grebe, I think, sort of, mistaked us for a prospect,
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4. And so we were rowing, and one of these Western Grebes came along.
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Examples of use of Grebe
1. The grebe–fur industry was a massive thing, for ladies of fashion had an unslakeable thirst for grebe feathers.
2. I‘m not on it," replies Spangenberg "Red–necked Grebe." "Where?
3. Species doing particularly well include the barnacle goose, white stork, spoonbill, little egret Slavonian grebe and white–tailed eagle.
4. A protective area of 3 kilometers (2 miles) has been declared outside the area where the bird –– known as a great crested grebe –– was found, the statement added.
5. The great crested grebe was found dead in the northern province of Alava and a sample was sent to the National Reference Laboratory on Thursday, the ministry said.