Podiceps auritus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Horned Grebe

Subspecies in India

This is also known as the Slavonian Grebe.

This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


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This species is rare. It inhabits inland wetlands near coastal regions rich in vegetation, rising from the sea level up to 1,000m. It is migratory, breeding in U.S.A (mainly Alaska), Canada, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Iceland, and wintering in India, Japan, Uzbekistan, China, Spain, Morocco, Israel, Turkey, and Germany (BirdLife International 2018). 

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining and its current population size is unknown. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to climate change, afforestation, aquaculture and housings (BirdLife International 2018).

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total
BirdLife International 2018. Podiceps auritus . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22696606A132066871. Accessed on 03 February 2020.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Podiceps auritus (Linnaeus, 1758) – Horned Grebe. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/podiceps-auritus, accessed 2024/06/25.