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Loon, Pacific bird pictures


Loon, Pacific bird picturesPACIFIC LOON
10. Gavia pacifica. 30 to 32 inches.

This species differs from the Loon in having the crown gray, and white streaks down the back of the neck, and in the color reflections of the black on the head.

It is a trifle smaller also.

Nest, - Similar to the former, the eggs being more of a greenish brown, with the black spots mostly on the larger end (3.10 x 2).

Range. - Western N.A.; breeding in Alaska and British Columbia; winters along the Pacific coast to Mexico.