Horned Grebe

Kingdom: Animalia     Phylum: Chordata      Class: Aves (Birds)     Order: Ciconiiformes      Family: Podicipedidae

Horned Grebe

Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus)

Identification: Length: 9.5 inches Wingspan: 24 inches. Sexes similar. Small, stocky-bodied grebe with a short, thin bill. Black bill, often with a pale tip. Blocky head, with a peak at the rearmost portion of the head
Feet set far back on body and trail awkwardly behind body in flight. White secondaries visible in flight.

Adult alternate: Head black with a golden stripe of feathers extending from eye to back of head
Reddish neck and flanks. Dark back. White belly.

Adult basic: Black cap, hindneck, and back. White face, foreneck, flanks, and belly.


Apodiformes Bucerotiformes Ciconiiformes Columbiformes




Gruiformes Passeriformes Piciformes Psittaciformes Strigiformes Trogoniformes Turniciformes Upupiformes