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common loon

Common Loon
» Length: 24 inches Wingspan: 58 inches
» Sexes similar
» Large diving bird with long body that rides low in the water
» Large bill is straight, tapers to a point, and is held horizontally
» Feet set far back on body, and trail behind body in flight
» Upperwings wholly dark in flight



The common loon (Gavia immer) is anything but common. Red-eyed, with distinctive black and white markings, the loon has a dagger-like beak that apparently is perfect for its long, underwater fishing trips diving to depths of over 90 ft. The loon is most closely related to primitive birds, and its soliloquy of cries can sound eerily prehistoric. It is silent in winter, but in summer the loon is truly loquacious, with a repertoire of sounds that haunt the lake or waterway with strange laughter-like calls, falsetto wails and strange yodeling. At night, the effect is absolutely mesmerizing.
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