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Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica



Distinguishing Characteristics

56 - 66 cm. 1000 - 2600 g. Bill slender and straight. Sides of belly white, very obvious feature, even when the bird is swimming. Nonbreeding plumage (September - March): Bill gray, often with darker tip. Blackish-gray crown and hindneck contrast with whi

Similar Species

Common Loon (Gavia immer) is larger (66 - 84 cm), has the dagger-shaped bill, and the head shape is more angular. In breeding plumage has the head and neck glossy black with a continuous white collar on nape; back with black and white checkered. In non-br

Detailed Description

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Recommended Citation

Pacific Loon (Gavia pacifica), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: