Photo of Common Loon

Common Loon

Common name:

Common Loon

Latin name:

Gavia immer

Family:

Gavidae

Length:

32"

Wing span:

46"

Weight:

9 lb (4,100 g)

Habitat:

Ocean, lakes and ponds

Notes:

Large in size; bold patterned necks.
Known for its mournful cry.

Link:

Loon family facts

   

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Source: The Sibley Guide to Birds, Knopf © 2000  

 

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