Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Loons :: Red-throated Loon

Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata

Described by: Pontoppidan (1763)
Alternate common name(s): Red-throated Diver
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Hasaki, Ibaraki, Japan - May 10, 2003 © William Hull  Hasaki, Ibaraki, Japan - May 10, 2003 © William Hull  Hasaki, Ibaraki, Japan - May 10, 2003 © William Hull  Nome, Alaska, USA - Jun 17, 2007 © Glen Tepke  Nome, Alaska, USA - Jun 17, 2007 © Glen Tepke 
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Holarctic; Breeds n. of 50 N.;
Breeds in the Aleutians, Alaska, across n. Canada s. to c. Yukon, w. British Columbia (Queen Charlotte Is.), s. Mackenzie, n. Saskatchewan and n. Manitoba (James Bay), Labrador, se. Quebec s. to Anticosti Is. and Newfoundland (Bell Is. off n. coast and Miquelon Is. off s. coast), Greenland, Iceland (Lake Myvatin, deltas of Jokulsa a Dal and Jokulsa a Fljotsdal at Utherad) and from n. Europe across the n. Palearctic from n. Ireland, n. Scotland, Shetland Is., Orkney Is., Hebrides Is., Faroe Is., Spitsbergen (Svalbard), Franz Josef Land, Novaya Zemlya, Kolguyev, Vaygach, New Siberian and Wrangel Is. to s. Norway, s. Sweden, Finland, n. Russia and n. Siberia to the Chukotski Peninsula, Kamchatka, Commander Is. s. to n. Lake Baikal, Amurland, Sakhalin Is. and Kuril Is.
Winters: in North America along the Pacific coast from the Aleutians, s. Alaska, w. Canada (British Columbia), w. United States (Washington, Oregon, California) to nw. Mexico (n. Baja), the Great Lakes and along the Atlantic coast from se. Canada (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia) and the e. United States s. to the w. coast of Florida. In Europe along the coasts of Ireland, Scotland, England, France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, the Netherlands, n. Germany, Denmark, s. Sweden in the w. Baltic and North Seas and n. Atlantic n. to nc. Norway. Inland, it winters in Switzerland (Lake Geneva, Bodensee) and Hungary (Danube River). S. France (Mediterranean Sea), ne. Italy (Po Delta), Yugoslavia and Albania along the n. and w. Adriatic coast, e. Greece (Sea Marmara), n. Turkey, e. Bulgaria, e. Romania and s. Russia along the Black Sea coast, c. Caspian Sea coast and the Pacific coasts of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Kuril Is., s. Sakhalin Is., Japan, Korea, Taiwan, e. China s. to the vicinity of Hainan Is.
North America n. of Mexican border
Summer: w. BCO (Queen Charlotte Is., Swanson Bay), ALK (coastal, Aleutians), n. YUK, NWT (s. to the Great Slave Lake, Hudson Bay), ne. ALB, nw. SAS, ne. MAN (to York Factory), n. ONT (to James Bay), se. QUE, LAB (coastal from c. Hudson Bay to n. shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Anticosti Is.), NFD (Bell Is. off n. coast and Miquelon Is. off the s. coast) and Greenland;
Winter: Pacific - ALK (Aleutians), BCO, WAS, ORG, CAL, Mexico (n. Baja), lower Great Lakes (rare), Atlantic - NSC, NBR, MAE, NHP, MAS, RID, CNT, NYK, NJY, DEL, MYD, VIR, NCA, SCA, GEO, FLA, Gulf states (rare).


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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