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Horned Grebe - (Podilymbus auritus) 

Identification

  • Small diving bird, short straight bill
  • Lobed toes rather than webbed feet
  • Breeding plumage: golden to pale yellow
         ear tufts, reddish brown neck, black
         cheek, red eye
  • Fall and winter plumage: dark and light
         greys, white cheek and neck
  • 14” (35 cm)

Habitat

  • Large lakes and rivers with extensive
         backwaters
  • Occasionally on smaller ponds

Additional Information

  • Young ride on parents back
  • Rare migrant in the Kickapoo Valley
         due to lack of appropriate habitat

Male Horned Grebe on water

Female Horned Grebe on water

Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962
kickapoo.reserve@krm.state.wi.us

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