Common Loon. Its feathers are mostly black, with an almost grid-like pattern of white spots across its wings and throat and a white underbelly. The name "loon" is from the Scandinavian word for "clumsy". They are the size of a duck, and that is why some people mistake them for ducks. Not sure what kind as there are so many. It is not a loon - does look like a duck. burning bright. This is an order of aquatic birds, the loons or divers and their closest extinct relatives. Loons are water birds like ducks, geese, and grebes, but they are classified separately by scientists. Loons are the state bird of Minnesota. The loon looks like many other ducks, except its bill is more pointed, like a songbird. Jan 29, 2011 #4 ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist. Nov 22, 2009 5,037 68 296 Jacksonville, FL - Arligton-mascovie cross? Common loon sounds are well known to people who live near their habitats. Loons are aquatic birds. Loons are the size of a large duck or a small goose. Aug 17, 2008 7,738 162 341 Larry, KS My Coop. ? The five species are Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata, Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica, Arctic Loon Gavia arctica, Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii, and Common Loon Gavia immer. A loon is a bird that lives on water. from the Environment Canada website. It is in the order Gaviiformes. The Common Loon is the species best known to most of … The couple’s parental instincts were still strong and they desperately wanted someone to care for — and so when they saw a tiny duckling all alone without his family, they decided to raise him as their own. 10 Years. Jan 29, 2011 #3 FireTigeris Tyger! Aug 3, 2020 - Explore Sophie Cieciora Boden's board "Loons", followed by 129 people on Pinterest. Tyger! I bet it's someone's Muscovy cross that flew away … 11 Years. Loons can be hard to find because they are shy around people. The loon couple had had their own baby not long before adopting the duckling, but unfortunately, the little loon didn’t make it. They also live on the water just like ducks. These include a distinctive yodel, a wailing sound and a hooting noise. See more ideas about loon, common loon, pet birds. Though natural rivals to ducks, a pair of loons on a lake in northern Wisconsin has adopted a duckling that became separated from its mother.