The Quiz: Which of these is true of the red-necked grebe—but only for part of the year?
A It has a red neck
B It flies away when approached
C It lives around water
The red-necked grebe has a bit of a split personality—in fact, it only lives up to its name about half the year. Its feathers are a brambly brown and gray throughout the winter, but just before breeding season, it migrates to inland lakes and the plumage around the grebe’s throat turns a distinctive rust-red.
The correct answer to this quiz is It has a red neck.