Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Loons :: Common Loon

Common Loon Gavia immer

Described by: Bruennich (1764)
Alternate common name(s): Great Northern Loon, Great Northern Diver, Black-billed Loon, Polar Loon
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors

Photographs

Moss Landing, Monterey County, California, USA - Apr 14, 2006 © William Hull  Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Manatee County, Florida, USA - Dec 17, 2002 © William Hull  Monterey Bay, Monterey County, California, USA - Apr 14, 2006 © William Hull  Nags Head, Dare County, North Carolina, USA - Jul 7, 2003 © William Hull  Nags Head, Dare County, North Carolina, USA - Jul 7, 2003 © William Hull 
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Range

Nearctic; Ex. nw and ne. Palearctic;
Breeds mainly between 48 N and the Arctic Circle; Alaska (w. Aleutians, Seward Peninsula and s. of the Brooks Range) through Canada from the n. Yukon, Northwest Territories (nw. and s. Mackenzie, c. Keewatin), n. Manitoba, n. Ontario, along the s. and e. shores of Hudson Bay to s. Baffin Is., Labrador, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland s. to the n. border states of the United States from coastal Oregon, Nevada, nw. Montana, nw. Wyoming (Yellowstone), n. North Dakota, n. Iowa, n. Illinois, n. Indiana, n. Ohio, n. Pennsylvania, n. New York and s. New England and coastal Greenland, Iceland and Bear Is. (n. of Norway).
Winter: Alaska (Aleutians) along the Pacific coast of Canada (British Columbia) through the United States to n. Mexico (Baja and Sonora) and along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coast from Newfoundland to Texas. In the Palearctic, primarily Iceland, but a few reach Ireland, Scotland, Norway, England, n. France, Belgium, w. Netherlands, w. Denmark and rarely Portugal and n. and Mediterranean Spain.
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North America n. of Mexican border
Summer: mainly between 48N and the Arctic Circle. ALK (w. Aleutians, Seward Peninsula and s. of the Brooks Range), n. YUK, NWT, (nw. and s. MAC, Mackenzie Delta, Great Bear and Great Slave Lakes to c. KEE), BCO, s. ALB, s. SAS, n. MAN, n. ONT (along the s. and e. shores of Hudson Bay), QUE (to se. Baffin Is.), LAB, NFD, NBR, PEI, NSC, Greenland s. to ne. WAS, coastal ORG, n. IDH, nw. MON, nw. WYO (Yellowstone), n. NDK, ne. MIN, c. WIS, n. IWA, n. ILL, n. IND, MIC, n. OHO, n. PEN, n. NYK, c. VMT, c. NHP, s. MAE;
Winter: coastal ALK, BCO, WAS, ORG, CAL, w. ARZ, Great Lakes (rare), NFD, NSC, PEI, NBR, MAE, NHP, MAS, RID, CNT, NYK, NJY, MYD, DEL, VIR, NCA, SCA, GEO, FLA, ALA, MIS, LOU, TEX.

Videos

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Sounds

Location unknown - Date unknown Source: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: NatureSound Studio
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics

References

Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.

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