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- Paruk, James. D., et al. Show all 2 Author
- Southeastern naturalist 2014 v.13 no.4 pp. N49
- Gavia; breeding; coasts; flocks; foraging; freshwater; habitats; lakes; nesting; overwintering; piscivores; winter; Gulf of Mexico; Mississippi
- ... Gavia immer (Common Loon) utilizes freshwater lakes for nesting and breeding, but winters off both US coasts and the Gulf of Mexico in marine habitats. They are primarily piscivorous. In the winter, Common Loons feed predominately as single individuals, but they occasionally form small groups or flocks. The groups likely facilitate greater feeding efficiency. The largest previously reported foragi ...