Aspects of Common Loon (Gavia immer) feeding biology on its breeding ground

@article{Barr2004AspectsOC,
  title={Aspects of Common Loon (Gavia immer) feeding biology on its breeding ground},
  author={J F Barr},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={321},
  pages={119-144}
}
  • J. Barr
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Hydrobiologia
Field studies and experiments with hand-reared loons found loons to be facultative predators, foraging on a variety of fishes, crustateans and other aquatic animals. Loons selected certain species and size of prey when present, favoured fusiform shapes and atypical, erratic swimming behavior, but took the most readily available and susceptible to capture, often yellow perch. Chick feeding behaviour developed during the first 8 wks after which physical maturity permitted independent feeding… Expand

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