Common Loon Identification. Breeding adult. Long-bodied waterbird with a hefty bill. Sits low in the water. Breeding birds have a black-and-white striped collar and a Nonbreeding/immature. Breeding adult and juveniles. Nonbreeding/immature. Nonbreeding adult.
Large-bodied diving waterbird, breeds on floating mats of vegetation on lakes and ponds in the boreal forest. In winter, mostly found on bays and open ocean, singly or in loose flocks. Breeding adults have gorgeous black-and-white patterning. During the winter, plain .
Common Loon A long-bodied, low-slung diver. Many people consider the loon a symbol of wilderness; its rich yodeling and moaning calls, heard by day or night, are characteristic sounds of early summer in the north woods. In winter, silent and more subtly marked, Common Loons inhabit coastal waters and large southern lakes.