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10/16/2010 11:31:29 PM · #1
Hey, does anyone know what kind of bird this is?
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I cropped to get closer. My friend took this in Moose Falls at Yellowstone.
Thanks for your help!
10/16/2010 11:38:45 PM · #2
Looks like a Grebe to me. They have crests and sport pointed beaks. There are many varieties of Grebe, I am not expert on them.

R.

ETA: Yeah, they have a "Grebe Lake" in Yellowstone so they are indigenous there I think.

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10/16/2010 11:41:06 PM · #3
Looks to be a Common Merganser.
10/16/2010 11:56:27 PM · #4
Thanks so much for your answers.

Bear_Music, I thought it was a Grebe too, but couldn't find any examples with these colors (except for a grebe from Taiwan).

Marbro, thanks so much, I think this might be it! Common Merganser

I love DPChallenge, I knew you guys would know. I have been searching bird identification sites all day and still couldn't find it.
10/17/2010 12:02:16 AM · #5
That does look right: Common Merganser it is :-)

R.
10/17/2010 12:11:43 AM · #6
This source shows a match for a female common merganser:

//identify.whatbird.com/obj/416/overview/Common_Merganser.aspx
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