Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) - HBW 1, p. 193
French: Grèbe esclavon
Spanish: Zampullín Cuellirrojo
Other common names: Slavonian Grebe
Taxonomy: Colymbus auritus Linnaeus, 1758, Europe and America; restricted to Vaasa, Finland.
Sometimes placed in genus Dytes, although actually closer to P. grisegena and P. cristatus than to other Podiceps. Subspecific differences slight and partly clinal; species sometimes considered monotypic. Two subspecies normally recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- auritus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Palearctic, from Iceland and Baltic to Kamchatka; winters from North Sea to Caspian and off Japan and China.
- cornutus (Gmelin, 1789) - C Alaska to NW & NC USA; winters S to California and Texas.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 32 videos
A bird in winter plumage moving on the water. Locality Bolsa Chica Wetlands Reserve, Huntington Beach, Orange County, California, USA (United States) (ssp cornutus)
Paul Clarke 25 November 2012 41 weeks ago 30 sec 4.8
An individual on the water, preening and diving several times. Locality Potter Marsh, Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge, Anchorage, Alaska, USA (United States) (ssp cornutus)
Josep del Hoyo 26 May 2012 1 year ago 37 sec 4.7
Shown in winter plumage sitting on the water looking around. Locality Ventura, Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp cornutus)
Don DesJardin 19 December 2008 4 years ago 51 sec 4.7
Three clips of a winter-plumaged bird diving for food, the last being slowed to 25% Locality Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp cornutus)
Don DesJardin 31 January 2008 5 years ago 27 sec 4.6
A swimming adult that relieves itself in the water before diving. Locality Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (ssp cornutus)
Ken Simonite 5 May 2013 29 weeks ago 22 sec 4.4
A bird moulting into its summer plumage, diving repeatedly Locality Fort Smallwood Park, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA (United States) (ssp cornutus)
Robert Schaefer 12 March 2007 5 years ago 25 sec 4.4
PhotosSee all 33 photos
A female in breeding plumage displaying in front of a male.
Locality Ringsaker, Hedmark County, Norway
pegaso 8 May 2013 18 weeks ago 4.6
Breeding Plumage Horned Grebe (Slavonian Grebe)
Locality Highland Council, Scotland, Great Britain (ssp auritus)
Steve Garvie 29 May 2009 3 years ago 4.5
Rare species in fresh water in the Netherlands. Normally found along the coast in winter. Winter plumage
Locality Starrevaart Bird Lake, South Holland Province, Netherlands (ssp auritus)
Rob Belterman 6 March 2011 2 years ago 4.5
Adult with young
Didier Collin 2 August 2007 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.4
Bird photographed in Harbor Village Harbor at Manistee, Michigan.
Locality Manistee County, Michigan, USA (United States)
Tom Moxley 3 November 2011 1 year ago 4.4
Several individuals breeds in small pond in corner of Myvatn Lake, together with Thufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Locality Mývatn-Laxá Nature Conservation Area, Norðurland eystra (Northeast) Region, Iceland
ahmet karataş 17 June 2013 22 weeks ago 4.4
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