Description - Red Throated Loon
Size ranges from 61 to 69 centimetres, comparably a small loon which is seldom seen far from salt water. In breeding plumage has grey head and neck, rusty throat, black back spotted with while. In winter, similar to common loon but smaller, paler with bill thinner and seemingly upturned.
Voice of the Red Throated Loon:
Call, rarely sounded away from breeding, grounds, is a series of high-pitched wails and shrieks.
Habitat of the Red Throated Loon:
Loons prefer coastal and tundra ponds during summer, large lakes, bays, estuaries and ocean in migration and winter.
Nesting Habits of the Red Throated Loon:
Produces 2 brownish-olive, usually spotted eggs in nest of aquatic vegetation floating in or beside water, generally hidden amongst thick grasses.
Feeding Habits of the Red Throated Loon:
Forage in shallow bays and estuaries close to large bodies of land.