Loon, Red-throated bird picturesRED-THROATED LOON
11. Gavia stellata. 25 inches.
The smallest of the Loon family. The back and head are gray, there is a large patch of chestnut on the fore-neck; under parts white.
Owing to the straight top to the upper mandible the bill has a slightly upturned appearance.
Nest. - Similar to the other Loons, placed within a few feet of the water.
The eggs are an olive brown with more markings usually than the others, and mostly on the larger end (2.90 x 1.75).
Range. - Along the western coast of North America.