Horned Grebe (Western population)
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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