Podilymbus podiceps | pied-billed grebe


A little over a foot in size, the pied-billed grebe is normally a visitor to the Hawaiian Islands but they temporarily established a small breeding colony on Hawaiʻi island from 1985 to 1993. They are mostly brown chunky birds with a large blocky head, slender neck, and thick bills. They can be found on small quiet ponds or marshes, feeding primarily on small fish, shrimp, and insects.