Scientific name: Podiceps auritus
The rare slavonian grebe is an attractive diving bird with distinctive, golden ear tufts that give rise to its American name - 'Horned Grebe'.
Average lifespan: est. 5 years
Classified in the UK as Red under the Birds of Conservation Concern 4: the Red List for Birds (2015). Protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981. Listed as Vulnerable on the global IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.