Gaviidae

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Yellow-billed Loon (Gavia adamsii)

Also known as the White-billed Diver, the Yellow-billed Loon is a species of loon (Gaviiformes) that breeds in the Arctic and winters at sea along the coasts of the Pacific Ocean and northwestern Norway. Like other loons G. adamsii are typically found near large bodies of water, usually oceans or lakes. G. adamsii is a specialist fish eater and will prey on fish, crustaceans, molluscs and other invertebrates by pursuit diving.

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Gaviiformes-Gaviidae-Gavia-G. adamsii

Images: Len Blumin and Muriel N.