Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus)
This Horned Grebe is wearing his/her breeding plumage. Actually, I think it is just finishing moulting as it still has some of his black and white non-breeding feathers hanging on/falling off in places. The Horned Grebe doesn't actually have horns. Instead it has golden feathers on its head, which it can raise or lower. In these photos the "horns" are lowered.
His other side
This Horned Grebe is working its way north and west but has made a stopover in a Lake Ontario harbour.
Horned Grebe in non-breeding feathers
Thank you Monica! I have changed the text!
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