Horned Grebe Identification

Adult Description

  • Small waterbird.
  • Small head and bill.
  • Bill short and thin.
  • White cheek in winter.
  • Reddish neck, black cheek, and yellow tuft behind eye in summer.

Immature Description

Immature like winter adult.
Relative Size

Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow
Measurements
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 12.2-15.0 in (31-38 cm)
    • Weight: 10.6-20.1 oz (300-570 g)
    • Wingspan: 21.6-25.2 in (55-64 cm)