Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica

Sections

Sounds and Vocal Behavior

Vocalizations

Usually silent in winter, but usually may emit soft, guttural calls between the groups during feeding. Long song, drawn-out, owiiil-ka, owiiilka, owiiilka. Also a sound similar to crow kraaaw, and aahaa like geese.

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