Other Names: Black-necked Grebe
Distribution: Temperate areas worldwide, generally summering in the Northern Hemisphere and wintering in the Southern Hemisphere.
Size: 30-36 cm in length
Plumage: During the breeding season, they have a black head and back, golden ear tufts, and a black crest. In winter plumage, they are dark gray above and white below with a dusky yellowish-brown neck. The bill is gray and the eyes are bright red.