Horned Grebe

Podiceps auritus

Order

PODICIPEDIFORMES

Family

Grebes (Podicipedidae)

Code 4

HOGR

Code 6

PODAUR

ITIS

HEAD

Horned Grebe Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Red with fine silver dots around the pupil.
  • Head pattern: Crested or plumed, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: Red-brown
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Horned Grebe Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 30-38 cm (12-15 in)
  • Weight: 453 g (16 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Black
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Gray-black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Horned Grebe Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 61 cm (24 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings, Long-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Red-brown
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Black
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
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