It is an excellent swimmer and diver, and pursues its fish prey underwater. The horned grebe is a small grebe at 12 to 15 inches long with a 18 to 22 inch wingspan. Unmistakable in summer, the plumage of both male and female includes a black head with brown puffy earlike tufts along the sides of its face. It shows a deep red neck, scarlet eyes, and a small, straight black bill tipped with white.
Found in coastal areas.