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Common Loon

Gavia immer

Description:

This bird is a very large member of the loon family of birds. They are predominantly black with white throat patch and spots on their wings. They are equipped with large bills which they use to capture fish, their favorite prey, and webbed feet. Young (shown) are browner with less well-defined spots.

Habitat:

Lakes and wetlands. In North America, they summer in the boreal forest regions and winter near Florida and the Gulf Coast.

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5 Comments

joshuaknutson
joshuaknutson 8 years ago

Cause they like coming up to the dock

joshuaknutson
joshuaknutson 8 years ago

I love loons I fish by them sometimes

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 9 years ago

great spotting Gordon,congrats

williefromwi
williefromwi 9 years ago

very nice Gordon

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 9 years ago

magnificent

Gordon Dietzman
Spotted by
Gordon Dietzman

Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Jul 15, 2012
Submitted on Jul 16, 2012

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