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Horned Grebes ~ Podiceps auritus ~ Southern Outer Banks
This pair are in prealternate molt ~ mostly in breeding plumage but retaining some winter plumage.
Horned GrebePodiceps auritusGrebebirdSouthern Outer BanksNorth Carolinamoltisland harbormonogamousintensely territorialintricate courtingred and black breeding feathershorns'waterbirddiveroutdoorsnaturewateranimalbirthday
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