Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica

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Breeding

They nest in pairs, isolated. Because of their inability to walk properly, build their nests near the water's edge. Reuse their nests year after year. The chicks follow their parents while they swim, or can climb on its back. Both parents incubate the egg

They breed in April, and only have one brood per year. The nests vary from a depression in the ground at a large mass of twigs, roots and mud that just keeps the eggs on the water surface, usually the nest center remains moist. It breeds in freshwater lak

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