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Western grebe

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The western grebe is a species of Grebe, or bird. They are well known for their dancing on the top of the water in their early nesting season after mating.[1] The two birds will hold long strands of grass or straw in their bills and dance a dance called "weed dancing".[1] Then, at the climax, they rise and make a pose, which is called rushing, and run across the water's surface for a little bit before they dive. Males also used this dance when they wanted to protect their territories or fight over the female.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Edward S. Brinkley (2000). Creatures of the Air and Sea. Singapore: Reader's Digest Children's Books. pp. 36, 37. ISBN 0-7944-0353-0.