Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus


BirdLife International. 2015. European Red List of Birds. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.

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COSEWIC. 2009. COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus, Western population and Magdalen Islands population, in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, Ottawa.

del Hoyo, J.; Elliot, A.; Sargatal, J. 1992. Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 1: Ostrich to Ducks. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Environment Canada. 2014. Action Plan for the Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus), Magdalen Islands population, in Canada [Proposed]. Species at Risk Act Action Plan Series. Environment Canada, Ottawa.

Fjeldså, J. 2004. The grebes. Oxford University Press, Oxford, U.K.

HELCOM. 2013. Podiceps auritus.The Red List of Birds. (Accessed: 10/07/2018).

Konter, A. 2001. Grebes of our world. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

Llimona, F.; del Hoyo, J.; Christie, D.A.; Jutglar, F.; Garcia, E.F.J.; Kirwan, G.M.; Sharpe, C.J. 2014. Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. and de Juana, E. (eds), Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive, Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

O'Donnell, C.; Fjeldsa, J. 1997. Grebes: A global action plan for their conservation.

Ogilvie, M.; Rose, C. 2003. Grebes of the World. Bruce Coleman, Uxbridge.

Snow, D.W.; Perrins, C.M. 1998. The Birds of the Western Palearctic, Volume 1: Non-Passerines. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Stedman, S. J. 2018. Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus), version 2.0. In The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, Editor). Ithaca, NY, USA. Available at:

Summers, R.W.; Mavor, R.A.; Hogg, S.; Harriman, R. 2011. Lake characteristics and their selection by breeding Slavonian Grebes Podiceps auritus in Scotland. Bird Study 58: 349-356.

Wetlands International. 2012. Waterbird Population Estimates: Fifth Edition. Summary Report. Edited by Taej Mundkur and Szabolcs Nagy. Wetlands International, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

Further resources

Detailed species account from Birds in Europe: population estimates, trends and conservation status (BirdLife International 2004)

Detailed species account from European Red List of Birds (BirdLife International 2015)

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Media resources

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Podiceps auritus. Downloaded from on 22/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 22/09/2023.