Pacific Loon

Other Names: none

Distribution: arctic tundra of North America and Asia in summer; North Pacific coasts in winter.

Description:

Size: 58-74 cm in length with a 110-128 cm wingspan, weighing 1-2.5 kg.

Plumage:  Breeding adults have a matte gray head, the neck and back are black with white stripes, and the throat is black with purple tones. Non-breeding adulst are generally blackish above and white below, often showing a thin chin strap. The bill is black and the eyes are dark red.

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Pacific Loon

Pacific Loon

Bill Shape
dagger
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
aleutians
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
district of columbia
florida
georgia
hawaii
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pacific coast
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
pointed-tail
Wing Shape
tapered-wings
Action
hopping
Markings
bold
crown
head
plain
wingbands
Sounds
melodious
Location
low perching
north in summer
Habitat
coasts
lakes rivers ponds
Forests
Color
sheen
black
yellow
rust
Body Shape
duck
Size
large
small
Order
loons and divers - gaviiformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species