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Eared Grebe

Eared Grebe
Eared Grebe

© David McDonald

Podilymbus nigricollis

Family: (Podicipedidae) Grebes 

Preferred Habitat: Ponds and lakes

Seasonal Occurrence: Common fall through spring

Notes:  Eared Grebes are most common on the Upper Texas Coast in winter, so we primarily see them in nonbreeding plumage, in muted shades of black, gray, and white. Their breeding plumage is identified by a black neck and golden-yellow "ear tufts". Eared Grebes are gregarious and can be found in large flocks. In the winter they prefer coastal lakes and bays.
- Susan Billetdeaux 

Eared Grebe (nonbreeding)
Eared Grebe (nonbreeding)

© David McDonald

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