Horned Grebe - Podicipedidae podiceps auritus
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Horned Grebe mid molt

Photo Details
August 29, 2004 - Antelope Island, Davis County, Utah - ©Nicky Davis

This bird is in mid-molt.   Length 14" Wingspan 18".  Flat topped head with peak behind the eye- Short, pointed, straight bill. Nonbreeding adult - white head with black on cap and down back of the neck- front of  throat and breast white - Back is  black-gray - flanks whitish to gray. Adult breeding plumage  consists of black head with yellow "horned"  patch, red eyes, black bill,  rufous neck and flanks, back has dark  brownish gray  scales.

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