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Horned Grebe

Podiceps auritus

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Compact body with thin bill. Breeding adults have long yellow tuft behind red eye, black cheek, and rusty body. In winter, they are gray overall with a black cap and contrasting white cheek. Red eye visible at close range. Breeds on marshy ponds; often seen on large lakes and open ocean, far away from the shoreline and away from vegetation during winter and migration.

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