Arctic Loon

Gavia arctica

Order

GAVIIFORMES

Family

Loons (Gaviidae)

Code 4

ARLO

Code 6

GAVARC

ITIS

HEAD

Arctic Loon Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Dark red with a narrow purple-gray ring around the pupil.
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Gray
  • Forehead Color: Gray
  • Nape Color: Gray
  • Throat Color: Black with green gloss and bold white stripes on sides.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Arctic Loon Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 56-71 cm (22-28 in)
  • Weight: 3355 g (118.4 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Black, Gray, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Black with white spots.
  • Back Pattern: Spotted or speckled
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Striped or streaked

FLIGHT

Arctic Loon Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 114-124 cm (45-49 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Gray-green
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