Gavia immer (Brunnich, 1764)

Common Loon

CLASSIFICATION

Main Group: Animal

Sublevel 1: Vertebrate

Sublevel 2: Bird

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Phylum: Chordata

Class: Aves

Order: Gaviiformes

Family: Gaviidae

Genus: Gavia

Species: Gavia immer

STATUS IN NEW ENGLAND

Origin: Native

Invasive, Pest, or Pathogen?: No

Rarity Designations:
CT - State Special Concern
MA - State Special Concern
NH - State Threatened (Breeding population)
VT - Uncommon (state rank: S3B) (Breeding population)
CT WAP (2015) - GCN (Important)
MA SWAP (2015) - SGCN
ME WAP (2015) - SGCN (Tier 3 - Moderate Priority)
NH WAP (2015) - SGCN
RI WAP (2015) - SGCN
VT Draft WAP (Sept. 2015) - SGCN (Medium Priority)

BIOLOGY/ECOLOGY

Feeding Type: Heterotroph

HABITAT

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