Common Loon

Alaska species birds Common Loon flies 5 2548

This Loon whose call has become synonymous with Northern wildlands is an excellent swimmer that spends nearly its entire life on water. Its legs are placed far back on its body, which aids in propelling it through the water but makes locomotion on land difficult. The Common Loon only leaves the water to lay and incubate eggs and once this is accomplished the young are carried back into the water until they are able to swim on their own.


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