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INDEX - North America INDEX - World BIRDS of THE WORLD LOONs Order Gaviiformes - 1 family Family Gaviidae - 1 genus Loons are famous for their hauntingly eerie call. The sexes have similar plumage, but the males are larger than the females. They are similar to cormorants and penguins. All of th
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The Pacific loon or Pacific diver (Gavia pacifica), is a medium-sized member of the loon , or diver, family. It may be conspecific with black-throated diver / Arctic loon , which it closely resembles. The genus name Gavia comes from the Latin for sea mew , as used by ancient Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder . The speci
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