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Unknown bird help please? by crimsonbro Unknown bird help please? by crimsonbro
Hey, anyone that sees this, do you know what kind of bird this is? Looks like some kind of duck to me. My uncle found it on the road and it's actually people friendly. If it were wild, it should have went south a while ago. The only thing that comes to my mind is some kind of duck. I thought female wood duck at first but closer look at pics and not so sure. Suggestions would be nice :)
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Cypselurus Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a bird called a Grebe :) Head shape and general coloring suggests a Horned Grebe in winter plumage, though that's just for my area. Wherabouts are you? North America?
It's almost definitely not a pet- I've never heard of zoos keeping grebes, and they're deep divers so hard to keep in a collection. Their feet are set far back on their body, and they move quite awkwardly on land. They take fish- not sure, but its probably best fresh and raw, not cooked up and in pieces.
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Very strange indeed. I'm in Michigan and it's been well below zero for a week now. All bodies of water frozen over for a month or more. Not only did this bird come to him when he got out of his vehicle, it has a taste for feed worms. People out here in the farmlands keep strange fancy chickens and pheasants and such as pets and show birds and what have you. Hmm. Now I'm even more curious what it was doing here this time of year if it was wild.

Thank you by the by :)
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