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Least Grebe Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A very small, compact waterbird. Shaped like a tiny duck but with a short, pointed bill. The body is small and chunky, with a slender neck and a small head.

    Relative Size

    Slightly larger than a Sora; smaller than a Pied-billed Grebe.

    Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow

    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 8.7-10.6 in (22-27 cm)
      • Weight: 2.9-6.4 oz (81-182 g)