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    Red-throated Loon

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    Red-throated Loon

    Gavia stellata
    • ORDER: Gaviiformes
    • FAMILY: Gaviidae
    Basic Description

    The smallest of the loons, the Red-throated Loon breeds at high latitudes in North America and Eurasia. It is distinctive among loons not only in size, but also in behavior, vocalizations, locomotion, and other aspects of life history.

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    Other Names
    • Colimbo Chico (Spanish)
    • Plongeon catmarin (French)
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