a diving waterbird (family Podicipedidae) with a long neck, lobed toes, and almost no tail, typically having bright breeding plumage used in display. The several North American species include the
western grebe (Aechmorphorus occidentalis) and the
pied-billed grebe (Podilymbus podiceps).
Brown, grey and black freshwater diving bird found worldwide. It flies laboriously and has legs set so far back that it cannot walk. There are five common species of grebes in Britain
and w Europe
. Length: to 48cm (19in). Family Podicepididae; genus Podiceps.
, Beeb, Delibes, dweeb, glebe, grebe, Maghrib, plebe