My adventures in the woods, streams, rivers, fields, and lakes of Michigan

Loons


Loons

Order: Gaviiformes Family: Gaviidae
Loons are aquatic birds the size of a large duck, to which they are unrelated. Their plumage is largely grey or black, and they have spear-shaped bills. Loons swim well, and fly adequately, but, because their legs are placed towards the rear of the body, are almost hopeless on land. There are 3 Michigan species.

Common Loon, Gavia immer

Pacific Loon, Gavia pacifica

Red-throated Loon, Gavia stellata

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