Eared Grebe Identification

The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A small waterbird with an even smaller head, a thin neck, and a thin bill. It has a sleek oval back and a tailless, fluffy rear. Breeding birds have a crested or peaked head.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Wilson's Phalarope, smaller than a Mallard.

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    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)