Red-throated Loon

Gavia stellata

Order

GAVIIFORMES

Family

Loons (Gaviidae)

Code 4

RTLO

Code 6

GAVSTE

ITIS

HEAD

Red-throated Loon Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Blood red in adults and brown in juveniles.
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Pale Gray
  • Forehead Color: Pale Gray
  • Nape Color: Pale gray
  • Throat Color: Pale gray with brick-red patch.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Red-throated Loon Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 61-69 cm (24-27 in)
  • Weight: 1542 g (54.4 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Gray
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Dark brown with small indistinct spots.
  • Back Pattern: Spotted or speckled, Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Red-throated Loon Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 107-114 cm (42-45 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Gray
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Gray-black
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