Grebe, Horned bird picturesHORNED GREBE
3. Colymbus auritus. 14 inches.
In winter this Grebe is one of the plainest in its dress of gray and white, but summer brings a great change, making it one of the most attractive, with its black, puffy head, and buffy white ear tufts, the front of the neck a rich chestnut color.
Their food consists almost wholly of small fish.
Nest. - Is a loosely built mass of vegetation floating in the bog and water holes of the western prairies. The eggs, 3 to 7 in number, are brownish yellow (1.70 x 1.15).
Range. - Breeds from Dakota and Illinois northward; winters to the Gulf of Mexico.