On December 19, 1963, I located two Eared Grebes (Podiceps caspicus) at the east end of Little Lagoon (Baldwin County), Alabama. This was my first observation of the species in winter plumage, and the obvious differences between it and the Horned Grebe (P. auritus) surprised me. The great extent of gray on the head and neck-gave the bird more of the dull color of the Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) than of the contrast of black and white shown by the Horned Grebe. The Eared Grebe also gave the impression of having longer, more slender necks than does the Horned Grebe.
Author: Henry M. Stevenson
Volume Number: 12 Year Published: 1964
Issue Number: 1
Page Number: 11
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1964/Vol 12 No. 1_1964_11.pdf
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