Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Loons :: Pacific Loon
Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica
Described by: Lawrence (1858)
Alternate common name(s): Pacific Diver
Old scientific name(s): Gavia arctica pacifica
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RangeNearctic; Ex. ne. Palearctic;
Ex. ne. Siberia from the lower Indigirka River e. to the Chukotski Pen. and the Anadyr River basin, St. Lawrence Is., Alaska (Alaskan Peninsula, Kodiak Is.), n. Canada from Banks, Victoria, Prince of Wales and c. Baffin Is. s. to sw. Yukon, s. Northwest Territories (s. Mackenzie, Great Slave Lake), ne. Alberta, n. Manitoba and nw. Ontario (Belcher Is., w. James Bay) with a local population in nw. Quebec (n. of Port Harrison).
Winter: Siberia, Korea, Japan, e. China s. to Shantung, se. Alaska, w. Canada, w. United States to w. Mexico (s. Baja and s. Sonora).
North America n. of Mexican border
Summer: ALK (St. Lawrence s., the Alaskan Peninsula and Kodiak Is.), n. Canada s. from Banks, Victoria, Prince of Wales and c. Baffin Is. to the sw. YUK, s. NWT (Great Slave Lake, s. MAC), ne. ALB, n. MAN (Reindeer Lake to Herchmer) and ex. nw. ONT (to Cape Henrietta Maria on the w. coast of the James Bay and Belcher Is.), a local population in nw. QUE (25 miles n. of Port Harrison);
Winter: the Pacific coast of se. ALK, BCO, WAS, ORG, CAL.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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