Thursday, September 22, 2005

Arctic Loon (Gavia arctica)

Title: Arctic Loon on Water, Alternative Title: Gavia arctica, Creator: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Source: AK/RO/01521, Publisher: (none), Contributor: ASSISTANT REGIONAL DIRECTOR-EXTERNAL AFFAIRS.

Language: EN - ENGLISH, Rights: (public domain), Audience: (general), Subject: Birds, Waterfowl, Aquatic Birds, Loons, Arctic Loon.

This medium size member species of the loon or diver family occurs mainly in the old world , Europe and asia. Found to a lesser extant in western Alaska.

Breeding adults are 63 cm to 75 cm in length with a 100 cm to 122 cm wingspan

feeds on fish, mollusks, crustaceans, and some amphibians and aquatic vegetation which it preys on while in it's characteristic dives.

The call of the loon is a high-pitched wail.

Arctic Loon (Gavia arctica)

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