LOON is a large swimming bird usually seen on the open water along the coast, where it migrates for the winter from breeding grounds on Interior LAKES. Loons are aquatic predators whose bodies are highly specialized for diving in search of food, principally fish. They cannot walk on land and come to shore only to nest, and like other waterfowl they cannot fly during moult. There are 5 types of loons, 4 of which are found in BC. The common loon (Gavia immer) is, as the name suggests, the most...

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