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Common loon
Gavia immer


Size: 32 inches
Overall Color: black and white
Occurrence: coastal waters, lakes
Diet: fish, water invertebrates
Nest: platform on islands or lakeshores
Field Identification: black head and neck, white chin strap, black and white scalloped wings, found on or near water
Season: summer

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: podicipediformes
Family: 06 Gaviidae (loons)
Genus: Gavia
Species: immer

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