Red-necked Grebe

Other Names: none

Distribution: northern freshwater habitats in summer; northern coasts in winter.

Red-necked Grebe distribution range map

Description:

Size: 40-46 cm in length with a 58-62 cm wingspan.

Plumage:  In breeding plumage, both sexes are generally black with a rufous neck, black cap, white cheeks, and a long, pointed yellowish bill. In winter, they are mainly gray, with paler cheeks and a pale bill. The eyes are dark red to black.

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Red-necked Grebe

Red-necked Grebe

Bill Shape
dagger
long billed
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
aleutians
arizona
arkansas
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
hawaii
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
michigan
minnesota
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
squared-tail
long tailed
forked-tail
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Action
flying
Behavior
flocks
zigzag
Markings
crown
plain
Sounds
harsh call
Location
low flying
ground dwelling
north in summer
south in summer
Habitat
coasts
lakes rivers ponds
flats
Marshes
Color
sheen
gray
white
red
Body Shape
duck
Size
large
Order
grebes - podicipediformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species