Eared Grebe Identification

Adult Description

  • 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 Description

Similar to winter adult, but more brownish on back and neck.
Relative Size

Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow
Measurements
  • 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)