The smallest member of the grebe family is the least grebe. They are found in a variety of wetland habitats from southern Texas, through Mexico and Central America and down into parts of South America. Like other grebes they eat a variety of aquatic prey, including small fish, tadpoles, frogs, crustaceans and aquatic insects, which they catch by diving under the water. Least grebes will sometimes nest in temporary wetlands, this helps them to avoid losing chicks to some predators such as large fish. When a predator does show up the least grebe is more likely to dive under the water to escape then they are to fly .