Black-throated Loon

Gavia arctica - Plongeon arctique

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Gaviiformes

  • Family
    :

    Gaviidés

  • Genus
    :

    Gavia

  • Species
    :

    arctica

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 73 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 110 à 130 cm.
  • Weight
    : 2500 à 3400 g
Longevity

27 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Black-throated Loon (Gavia arctica) is a species of bird in the Gaviidae family.

Subspecific information 2 Subspecies

  • Gavia arctica arctica (nw and nc Eurasia)
  • Gavia arctica viridigularis (ne Siberia, w Alaska)

Foreign names

  • Plongeon arctique,
  • Colimbo Artico,
  • Mobelha-de-garganta-preta,
  • Prachttaucher,
  • Sarki búvár,
  • Parelduiker,
  • Strolaga mezzana,
  • Storlom,
  • Storlom,
  • potáplica stredná,
  • potáplice severní,
  • Sortstrubet Lom,
  • kuikka,
  • calàbria agulla,
  • Glitbrúsi,
  • nur czarnoszyi,
  • melnkakla gārgale,
  • polarni slapnik,
  • Чернозобая гагара,
  • オオハム,
  • 黑喉潜鸟,
  • 黑喉潛鳥,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) ; Marine Neritic : Pelagic, Subtidal Rock and Rocky Reefs, Subtidal Loose Rock/pebble/gravel, Subtidal Sandy, Subtidal Sandy-Mud, Macroalgal/Kelp, Seagrass (Submerged), Estuaries

Geographic range

Illustration

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