Common Loon

Gavia immer - Plongeon imbrin

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Gaviiformes

  • Family
    :

    Gaviidés

  • Genus
    :

    Gavia

  • Species
    :

    immer

Descriptor

Brünnich, 1764

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 91 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 127 à 147 cm.
  • Weight
    : 3700 à 4480 g
Longevity

8 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Common Loon (Gavia immer) is a species of bird in the Gaviidae family.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Plongeon imbrin,
  • Colimbo Grande,
  • Mobelha-grande,
  • Eistaucher,
  • Jeges búvár,
  • IJsduiker,
  • Strolaga maggiore,
  • Svartnäbbad islom,
  • Islom,
  • potáplica veľká,
  • potáplice lední,
  • Islom,
  • amerikanjääkuikka,
  • calàbria grossa,
  • Himbrimi,
  • (nur) lodowiec,
  • melngalvas gārgale,
  • ledni slapnik,
  • Черноклювая гагара,
  • ハシグロアビ,
  • 普通潜鸟,
  • 普通潛鳥,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Tundra Wetlands (incl. pools and temporary waters from snowmelt) ; 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

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