Pacific Loon

Gavia pacifica

Order

GAVIIFORMES

Family

Loons (Gaviidae)

Code 4

PALO

Code 6

GAVPAC

ITIS

HEAD

Pacific Loon Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Dark red with a narrow purple-gray ring around the pupil.
  • Head pattern: Plain, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Pale Gray
  • Forehead Color: Pale gray
  • Nape Color: Pale gray
  • Throat Color: Black, with white stripes.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Pacific Loon Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 61-71 cm (24-28 in)
  • Weight: 1678 g (59.2 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: Black, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Black with rows of large white spots.
  • Back Pattern: Spotted or speckled
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Pacific Loon Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 109-122 cm (43-48 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Black with gray-green tint.
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