Common Loon

Gavia immer

Order

GAVIIFORMES

Family

Loons (Gaviidae)

Code 4

COLO

Code 6

GAVIMM

ITIS

HEAD

Common Loon Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Blood red.
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Glossy black with green sheen.
  • Forehead Color: Glossy black with green sheen.
  • Nape Color: Glossy black with green sheen.
  • Throat Color: Glossy black with green sheen and broken white neck collar.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Common Loon Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 71-91 cm (28-36 in)
  • Weight: 4126 g (145.6 oz)
  • Size: Large (16 - 32 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Black, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Checkered black and white.
  • Back Pattern: Spotted or speckled
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Common Loon Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Rapid direct flight., Strong deep wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 127-147 cm (50-58 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail, Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Streaked
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Gray-black
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X