Horned Grebe

Podiceps auritus
Horned Grebe specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Abundant migrant, wintering in large flocks, from October to May. Seen in open salt and fresh water. Summer plumage is gold, red, and black; winter plumage is gray and white. Sexes are similar.

Specimen Information

This record is for the bird on the right (in breeding plumage).
Date:  4/25/1881
Collected By:  Henry Horan
Locality:  Potomac River
Sex:  Male
Catalog ID:  82316
The bird on the left is an adult in winter (non-breeding) plumage.