Other Names: none
Distribution: North America and some parts of the North Pacific.
Size: 70-90 cm in length with a 125-130 cm wingspan.
Plumage: Generally black, with an orange throat pouch and long neck. The long hooked bill tilts upward when the bird swims. Adults have a short tuft of feathers over each eye during the breeding season. Juveniles are browner in general, and off-white on the breast, upper belly, and neck. The eyes and legs are black and the beak is gray to black.