English Name Atitlan Grebe@+
Scientific Name Podilymbus gigas
German Name Atitlantaucher
Spanish Name Zampullín del Atitlan
French Name Grèbe de l'Atitlan
 
Atitlan Grebe@+
     
Peters Family Name PODICIPEDIDAE:Grebes Order 207.0
Sibley Monroe Family Name PODICIPEDIDAE:Grebes Order 3665.0
Gill Family Name PODICIPEDIDAE:Grebes Order 68.0
New 2013 Family Name PODICIPEDIDAE:Grebes Order 215.0
 
English Synonyms
  • Giant Grebe
  • Giant Pied-billed Grebe
Synonyms
$Podilymbus podiceps podiceps Hellmayr,1929,Field Museum of Natural History,Zoological Series,12,p.500. (Ceara:Varzea Formosa;Juá,near Iguatú;Quixada).
Authority Griscom 1929
Habitat Occurred in waters near shore with thick emergent vegetation,especially beds of rushes,reeds & cattails.Probably extinct ca 1980
Breeding "Starts Mar.,with peak laying in Apr;nesting possibly throughout year on occasions." (HBW,1,p.191)
Movement
Sedentary.