Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica

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Behavior

Behavior

To hunt its food they can dive down to 60 m or only slightly. They are known as "aerial seekers," i.e., locate their prey from the air and caught with the bill in nose dive (diving in the case of marine species).

Social and interspecific behavior

During the migration several hundred individuals may be seen, but always travel in small groups. They form large groups in fishing areas. In winter they can often being found solitary, in pairs or small groups.

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: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/pacloo