horned grebe

noun

Definition of horned grebe

: a grebe (Podiceps auritis) that is widely distributed in northern parts of the northern hemisphere, is chiefly dark above and silky white below, and is distinguished when in breeding plumage by a glossy black head banded on either side with gold which encloses the eye and terminates in a brief ear tuft

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“Horned grebe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horned%20grebe. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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