Aechmophorus occidentalis is a carnivore. It mostly eats fish, but also eats insects, mollusks, and crustaceans. The Western grebe is an aggressive hunter. It dives under the water and spears fish with its long bill.
This article is unpublished.
Appears under "Trophic Strategy"
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Megan Pease, Fresno City College
Jerry Kirkhart, Fresno City College
Pease, M. 2001. "Aechmophorus occidentalis" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed April 04, 2012 at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Aechmophorus_occidentalis.html
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