AnAge entry for Podiceps auritus

Classification (HAGRID: 01941)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Podicipediformes
                Family: Podicipedidae
                    Genus: Podiceps
Species
Podiceps auritus
Common name
Horned grebe

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

Oldest banded individual was 7 years of age [0450]. Maximum longevity in this species may be considerably underestimated, however, in part because a relatively low number of birds is banded every year [0445]. In captivity these animals have been reported to live up to 13 years [0972], but this has not been verified.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
365 days
Male sexual maturity
365 days
Incubation
24 days
Clutch size
6 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
1
Weight at hatching
17 g
Adult weight
485 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 174482
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 37050
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