Common Loon
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The Common Loon is a large aquatic bird that can be found in North America and parts of Europe. They live in freshwater habitats, such as lakes, rivers, and ponds. They are easily identifiable by their black and white plumage, and their characteristic "yodel" call.

Common Loons are excellent swimmers and divers, and they use their powerful wings to propel themselves underwater. They feed on a variety of prey items, including fish, crustaceans, and insects.

Female Common Loons lay two eggs at a time, and both parents help to care for the young chicks. Chicks can swim and dive soon after they hatch, and they often follow their parents around while learning how to hunt for food.

Animal population
612,000-640,000
Population
IUCN Classification
Least concern
IUCN Classification

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Geeky Facts about the Common Loon

Fact 1

The Common Loon swims underwater to catch fish, propelling itself with its feet.

Fact 2

Common loons walk clumsily on land; that's how they got their name.

Fact 3

Its flying speed is as much as 120 km/h (75 mph) during migration.

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