Horned Grebe

Podiceps auritus

Armenian Name: Կարմրավիզ սուզակ
Horned Grebe

See Plate 1 for Horned Grebe and other similar species

Resident Status: Casual
Length:31-38 cm, Wing Span:59-65 cm
Distribution Map: Map 4.
Description: Straight dark bill.
Adult (Breeding): Yellow ear tufts extend to rear of crown; red-brown neck.
Adult (Non-breeding): Dark gray above, with white cheeks and throat; black crown extends to but not below eye.
Behavior: Prefers larger bodies of water in winter. Often occurs singly or in small flocks.
Habitat: Lakes, reservoirs, marshes, fish ponds.
Food: Aquatic invertebrates, small fish, vegetation.