Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Horned Grebe

Seen at Wagontrain Lake, Hickman, NE

Familiar to most North American birders in its black-and-white winter plumage, the Horned Grebe is more striking in its red-and-black breeding feathers. Its "horns" are yellowish patches of feathers behind its eyes that it can raise and lower at will.

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