Possible Arctic Loon at Moss Landing
- Have posted some digi-scoped shots of the Moss Landing bird in album titled
Yes, I know that Green-throated Loon (G. a. viridigularis) is the common
name for the race of Arttic Loon sympatric with the Pacific Loon, but in
naming the album Green-throated Loon I meant this only as a description, as
Russell (BNA #677b) cites a study that 3% of PALO's have green throats.
Taken 6-12-09 on the outing with Rich Stallcup's group. We likewise noted
little in the way of white on the flanks, but as you can see from the photos
there indeed was some white present, although not a lot at the rear.
Len Blumin, Mill Valley, California
Swaro 80 HD, 30X, DCA, CoolPix 8400
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