Range. - Northern Parts Of North America, breeding from southern Canada northward in the interior on both coasts. South to the middle portions of the United States in winter.

This is the smallest of the Loon family, being twenty-five inches in length. In plumage it is wholly unlike any of the other members at all seasons of the year. In summer the back, head and neck are gray, the latter being striped with white. A large chestnut patch adorns the front of the lower part of the neck. In winter the back is spotted with white, whereas all the others are unspotted at this period. The nesting habits are identical with the other species; the ground color of the two eggs is also the same. Size, 2.00 x 1.75.

Pacific Loon Red throated Loon

Pacific Loon. Red-throated Loon.

11 Red Throated Loon Gavia Stellata 29J. A. Munro. NEST AND EGGS OF LOON This nest is built on top of a Muskrat house

J. A. Munro. NEST AND EGGS OF LOON This nest is built on top of a Muskrat house.