Baby Grebes

To: Philip Veerman <>
Subject: Baby Grebes
From: Rob Geraghty via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2021 07:27:38 +0000
My question was meant to be rhetorical and tongue in cheek. Sorry I didn't make that clear. 

Thank you for the replies though! Given that many of the birds whose chicks have names are waterbirds, the idea of a baby Grebe having a name seemed to make sense.

On Sun, 17 Oct 2021, 11:00 Philip Veerman, <> wrote:

Actually there appear to only be a select few bird groups where English has assigned a special name for the young birds, (other than chick or nestling). Ones I can think of are cygnet, gosling, duckling, eyass, squab, pullet (various spellings). These appear to be only in cases where the birds are or have been socially or for food, important to people.




From: Canberrabirds [ On Behalf Of Kim Farley via Canberrabirds
Sent: Saturday, 16 October, 2021 9:36 PM
To: Rob Geraghty
Cc: Canberra Birds
Subject: Re: [Canberrabirds] Baby Grebes


Or a Grebelet? Or a Grebeling?


On Sat, 16 Oct. 2021, 8:32 pm regeraghty--- via Canberrabirds, <> wrote:

The pair at Kelly’s Swamp have babies. I didn’t actually see them when I took the photos. I’ll have to go back with the teleconverter and try to get more detail.

Is a baby Grebe a greeblie? 😊


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