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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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