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Merlin Bird ID

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    Pacific Loon Identification

    Adult Description

    • Large waterbird, medium-sized loon.
    • Long body.
    • Rounded head and nape.
    • Relatively thin, pointed bill.
    • Dark flanks.

    Immature Description

    Similar to nonbreeding adults; dark gray upperparts and white throat, chest, and belly.
    Relative Size

    Relative Sizebetween crow and goosebetween crow and goose
    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 22.8-29.1 in (58-74 cm)
      • Weight: 35.3-88.2 oz (1000-2500 g)
      • Wingspan: 43.3-50.4 in (110-128 cm)