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Pacific Loon

Gavia pacifica ORDER: GAVIIFORMES FAMILY: GAVIIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

The Pacific Loon is perhaps the most abundant loon in North America. It spends most of the year on the Pacific Ocean, returning to inland Arctic tundra lakes only for three months in summer to breed.

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Calls

Call is a hoarse croak, often repeated. Also issues a plaintive wail.

Other

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