Horned Grebe

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Horned Grebe

Podiceps auritus
  • ORDER: Podicipediformes
  • FAMILY: Podicipedidae
Basic Description

Familiar to most North American birders in its black-and-white winter plumage, the Horned Grebe is more striking in its red-and-black breeding feathers. Its "horns" are yellowish patches of feathers behind its eyes that it can raise and lower at will.

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Other Names
  • Zampullín Cuellirrojo (Spanish)
  • Grèbe esclavon (French)
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