Grebe, Eared bird picturesEARED GREBE
4. Colymbus nigricollis californicus. 13 inches.
This species is rarely found as far east as the Mississippi River. In summer the neck is black, lacking the chestnut color of the former.
It can always be distinguished from the Horned by the upper mandible being straight on the top.
Nest. - In colonies similar to the above, laying from 3 to 5 eggs, which are usually nest stained to a brownish cream color.
Range. - From the Mississippi to the Pacific, nesting from Texas to British Columbia.