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Horned Grebe

Podiceps auritus


The is one of the smaller grebes at 31–38 cm (12–15 in) in length. Both the male and female have a dark head with gold/brown tufts along the sides of the head. The neck is rusty red, eyes are red, and it has a small black bill tipped in white.



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SusanEllison 9 years ago

beautiful shot

Atul 9 years ago

amazing snap Gordon!

ChristyHolland 9 years ago

Nice shot!

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 9 years ago

Thanks everyone for your kind comments. I'm not working today and am going through a bunch of my photos and cataloging them. Keywording is tedious, but I'm breaking it up by posting some shots to Project Noah.

Liam, I used a Canon 5D with a 300mm f4L USM IS lens with a 1.4x converter for this photo.

FluffBerger, The grebe in the photo has just captured a small fish, which is what is sticking out of its bill.

Liam 9 years ago

May I ask what camera/lens you were using?

Liam 9 years ago

Fantastic capture, Gordon!!

DonnaPomeroy 9 years ago

Excellent photo. I see these birds all winter long in our local harbor, but never get to see them in breeding plumage.

LauraMaria 9 years ago

Beautiful, Gordon :) Those red eyes are so unusual! Fantastic spotting as usual :D

Gordon Dietzman
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Gordon Dietzman

Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Apr 27, 2008
Submitted on Feb 23, 2012

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