Common loon

Discover the amazing behaviors and characteristics of the common loon. Learn about their haunting calls, unique breeding habits, and their importance in freshwater ecosystems.
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The eerie calls of Common Loons echo across clear lakes of the northern wilderness. Summer adults are regally patterned in black and white. In winter, they are plain gray above and white below, and you’ll find them close to shore on most seacoasts and a good many inland reservoirs and lakes. Common Loons are powerful, agile divers that catch small fish in fast underwater chases. They are less suited to land, and typically come ashore only to nest.

Jane Willis