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, common name for swimming birds found on or near quiet waters in most parts of the world. Grebes resemble the loon and the duck; they have short wings, vestigial tails, and long, individually webbed toes on feet that are set far back on a short, stubby body.
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We have dabchicks - little grebes - on the lakes; dippers on the streams in Pont Felin Gat; and linnet, stonechat and woodpeckers in the woodland.
Grebes and dabchicks, shy fish eaters, seemed bewildered at the commotion and gave the squabbling throng a wide berth.
Through "Of course," a stone fits itself exactly to her hand and finds its unerring way to kill the last in a line of baby dabchicks swimming behind their mother.