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This little guy was apparently abandoned and found by my son's family in St George Utah yesterday.  They turned it over to some wildlife professionals there to care for but were wondering what it was.  I think it's a juvi Horned Grebe but not sure.  If so it's kind of out of its normal range.  Any help?

 

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Agreed. Immature Horned Grebes show red eyes, a much slimmer, longer bill, a clean white cheek, and black cap. Pied-billed Grebes are expected in your range:

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                                 Immature Horned Grebe                                                                        Nonbreeding Pied-billed Grebe

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6 hours ago, Grandpa Gray J said:

This little guy was apparently abandoned and found by my son's family in St George Utah yesterday.  They turned it over to some wildlife professionals there to care for but were wondering what it was.  I think it's a juvi Horned Grebe but not sure.  If so it's kind of out of its normal range.  Any help?

 

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Great shots for checking out those unique grebe feet.

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