Other Names: dabchick, swan grebe
Distribution: western United States and southwest Canada, south to central Mexico in winter.
Size: 55-75 cm in length with a 79-86 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Generally blackish above with the black of the cap extending below the bright red eyes; white below and on the front of the neck. The bill is long, slender, and greenish-yellow. A long white wing stripe shows only in flight.