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Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata)

Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata)

Red-throated Loon



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Class: Aves
Family: Gaviidae
Common Name: Red-throated Loon
Genus: Gavia
Species Name: stellata

About The Red-throated Loon

Because red-throated divers lie deep in the water, only their dark grey back of their body is visible. With their short webbed feet located close to their tail end, they are terrific swimmers and divers, catching and consuming their prey underwater. Only larger prey are carried to the surface. This bird was used for predicting the weather on the Shetlands: flying inland or short cries meant good weather; flying to sea or long cries predicted wet weather.

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Trips Where Observed

Alaska
Alaska 2010
San Francisco 2007
Uganda and stops between

Member Lifelists

California
Europe
North America
San Francisco
United States
World

Sites Where Observed

Location
Date
Notes
3/6/2007
Beyond the breakers.
4/30/2007
Seen near sunset just before a Giants game just East of the 4th Street Bridge.
12/17/2007
Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata)
Was very close to shore, I was able to approach within 10 feet.
7/16/2014
Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) - Breeding

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