Migratory Birds of the Great Lakes University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute
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Common Loon Description

Common Loons are large, solidly built birds usually seen swimming and diving in lakes, where they sit low on the water, their body sloping downward from head to tail. While in flight, their long wings beat constantly, and they have a hump-backed appearance.

ML Reeb writer: Laurence Wiland design: T. Yao