Horned Grebe

Horned Grebe credit: Anthony Levesque
Horned Grebe (Western population)
Podiceps auritus
NWT List of Species at Risk: 
Not applicable
NWT SARC Assessment: 
Not applicable
Federal Species at Risk Act list: 
Special Concern
COSEWIC Assessment: 
Special Concern
NWT General Status Rank: 

The Horned Grebe is a small waterbird with a short, straight bill with a pale tip. Its breeding plumage includes a distinctive patch of bright buff feathers behind the eye ("horns") and extending back to the nape of the neck and contrasting sharply with its black head. The foreneck, flanks and upper breast are chestnut-red, while its back is black and belly white. This plumage is shared by both sexes.

Weight: 300 to 570 g (10.6 to 20.1 oz). Length: 31 to 38 cm (12 to 15 in). 

Report Horned Grebe sightings to ebird.org or NWT_NUChecklist.TNO_NUReleve@canada.ca