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Alternative name: Pacific Diver
51â€“64Â·5 cm (20-25Â½ in), Wingspan 118cm
 Similar Species
Slightly smaller than the Arctic Loon/Black-throated Diver but smaller and with a finer bill.
Breeds in north-eastern Siberia and in northern North America from Alaska east to Hudson Bay. Winters off Japan and the Pacific coast of North America from Alaska to Baja California and commonly in the Gulf of California. May occur as a rare winter vagrant to the Atlantic coast but these birds may belong to Black-throated Diver.
Accidental vagrant in the eastern United States.
Breeds on medium-large lakes and winters at sea.
Breeds early-May to September (later in the north of their range).
It builds nests beside water often on an island or spit, a shallow scrape or sometimes a substantial mound of vegetation built in shallow water. It lays 2 eggs which are olive brown with black blotches. Both sexes incubate for approx 28 days.
The young feed themselves at 35 days and fly at 60 days.
Fish, also molluscs and crustaceans.
Wailing, croaking and cackling calls.
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