Bruce's Common Loon Page
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Bruce'sMSU helmet Common Loon Page

(Which he's by far the looniest of the Helmboldts)



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Common Loon

A Common Loon (Gavia immer),
or as the British call him, the Great Northern Diver.


Loon photo

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Loon family group

Mom, Pop, and the kids.


running loon

Loons need a long running start to get aloft, but are VERY strong fliers once airborn, and migrate long distances.


Here's a link to a beautiful (but BIG) picture of a loon on her nest. A Rare glimpse


And here's another loon call in .wav format (it takes a minute to download).

And another - loon call # 2.

And a third - loon call # 3.


Or try here - Canadian Lakes Loon Survey.

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Last update - 27 OCT 06