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Red-throated Loon

Gavia stellata ORDER: GAVIIFORMES FAMILY: GAVIIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

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.

Calls

Calls include a simple wail covering a wide range of pitches, and a complex, unnerving "roll-growl."

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