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Arctic Loon

Gavia arctica (Linnaeus, 1758)

Гагара чорношия | Чернозобая гагара
adult summer

2015-08-20
Kinburnskaya kosa
© Yuriy Kodrul

Description

Black-throated Diver in breeding plumage has ashy-grey upper-head and neck; mantle is black with purple and green tinge and with rows of white spots; throat and upper part of fore-neck are black with green and purple tinges; there is row of white spots on throat; and white strips on neck-flanks; flanks are black; upperparts including axillaries are white. Bill is black; legs are black in outer parts and bluish-grey in inner ones. Eyes are red-brownish. In winter plumage upperparts are black-brownish; underparts including cheeks and feathers of neck are white; upperhead and rear-neck are grey. Juveniles have plumage as on winter adults, but more dingy. Sizes: wing 290-350 mm, tail 54-62 mm, tarsus 80-83 mm, bill 58-70 mm.

References

1. Г.В. Фесенко, А.А. Бокотей / Птахи фауни України: польовий визначник. - К., 2002. - 416с.: іл. 1430 (іл. табл 195)

2. Л.О. Смогоржевський, Фауна України. В 40-а томах. Т.5. Птахи. Вип. 1. Гагари, норці, трубконосі, веслоногі, голенасті, фламінго., К.: Наукова думка, 1979.

3. Полный определитель птиц европейской части России / Под общей редакцией д.б.н. М.В. Калякина: В 3 частях - Издание исправленное и дополненное - Часть 1. - М.: ООО "Фитон XXI", 2014. - 268с.: ил.

Упорядник: Сімон А.О. Дата оновлення: 2016-08-24

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Black-throated Diver, Arctic Diver, полосатая гагара

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