Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 201

Common name:

Red-necked Grebe

Scientific name: Podiceps grisegena
Date: November 13, 2012
Time: 1300
Length of time observed: 15 min
Number: 1
Age: first winter
Sex: ?
Location: OtterCreek State Park
County: Piute
Latilong: 19
Distance to bird: 100 - 200 m
Optical equipment: 60x scope
Weather: clear
Light Conditions: direct sun
Description:        Size of bird:  
(Description:)       Basic Shape:  
(Description:)  Overall Pattern:  
(Description:)            Bill Type:  
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
First-winter. Black on top of head to rear of crown, white on face extending from chin to nape, lacking distinct crescent of winter adult. Neck dark showing some rufous towards rear. Back black with paler undersides and white mottled flanks. Bill yellowish with darker culmen
(see photo)
Song or call & method of delivery: na
Behavior: swimming and diving
Habitat: reservoir
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
distinguished from Western Grebe by shorter bill and neck pattern
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
References consulted:  
Description from: Notes made later
Observer: Rick Fridell
Observer's address: Hurricane, UT
Observer's e-mail address: **
Other observers who independently identified this bird:  
Date prepared: 12-26-12
Additional material: Photo