- Small waterbird.
- Thin, dark bill, often appearing tilted slightly upward.
- Red eyes.
- In summer, black with golden ear tufts.
- In winter, black, white, and gray, with white ear patch.
Immature DescriptionSimilar to winter adult, but more brownish on back and neck.
Relative Sizebetween robin and crow
- Both Sexes
- Length: 11.8-13.8 in (30-35 cm)
- Weight: 7.0-25.9 oz (200-735 g)
- Wingspan: 20.5-21.6 in (52-55 cm)