Common Loon

Gavia immer

Summary 3

The common loon (Gavia immer) is a large member of the loon, or diver, family of birds. The species is known as the great northern diver in Eurasia; another former name, great northern loon, was a compromise proposed by the International Ornithological Committee.

Loons at Seney National Wildlife Refuge 4

Common loons often arrive

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  1. (c) Larry McGahey, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by Sara Hollerich Giles, https://flic.kr/p/oCQyuH
  2. (c) Larry McGahey, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by Sara Hollerich Giles, https://flic.kr/p/eR65Pg
  3. Adapted by Sara Hollerich Giles from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gavia_immer
  4. (c) Sara Hollerich Giles, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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