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Loon, Red-throated bird pictures


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.