Utah Bird Profile
 Red-throated Loon - Gavia stellata

Name Roots: (L. gavia, "gull" - stellata, "starred" [back, in winter])

In Utah: Sightings in Utah
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characteristic behaviors:
This smallest loon, is generally solitary, dives for fish in more shallow waters than other loons, holds its relatively slender, small bill pointed up above the horizontal.
Habitat: Lowland riparian

by John Crawley

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How to find: Has been see at Hyrum Reservoir in Cache County, Bear River Refuge in Box Elder County, Minersville Reservoir in Beaver County, Hite Marina in San Juan County, and Quail Creek Reservoir in Washington County in the spring and summer months except for the San Juan Co. sighting which  was in February . (see bar chart below )

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(Updated Jan 2014)



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