Black-throated Diver

It breeds on deep lakes in the tundra region of Alaska and northern Canada as far east as Baffin Island, and in Russia east of the Lena River.

The Black-throated Diver is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Black-throated Diver at Tunstall Reservoir. It showed really well and gave fantastic views whilst I was there in the scope. This was a life tick for me! Also a year tick. Life List updates 224 - Black-throated Diver Year List updates 213 - Black-throated Diver (Black-throated Diver - Derek Charlton) Thank you very much to Derek Charlton for allowing me to use his images on my Blogpost. More

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North America and the Black-throated Diver in Eurasia, its current name is a compromise proposed by the International Ornithological Committee. Contents - * 1 Description * 2 Distribution * 3 Behaviour * 4 Miscellaneous * 5 References * 5. More

Black-throated Loon (or Arctic Loon or Black-throated Diver) • Great Northern Loon (or Common Loon or Great Northern Diver) • Pacific Loon (or Pacific Diver) • Red-throated Loon (or Red-throated Diver) • Yellow-billed Loon (or White-billed Diver) v • d • e Birds (class: Aves) Anatomy Bird anatomy • Flight • Eggs • Feathers • Plumage • Beak • Vision • Dactyly • Preen gland Behaviour Singing • Intelligence • Migration • Incubation • Brood parasites • More

The Black-throated Diver, like the preceding, is common in all the Arctic regions, and but rarely visits England. It has the same disagreeable cries, which, in both kinds, are believed by the natives of Norway, the Orkney Isles, &c. to forebode heavy rains or bad weather. Their skins are dressed, and made into caps, hoods, &c. More

English: Black-throated diver; French: Plongeon Arctique; German: Prachttaucher; Spanish; Colimbo Arctico. PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS 23.6–29.6 in (60–75 cm); 5.7 lb (2.6 kg). Very similar to the smaller Pacific loon. Black upperparts with white patches, white underparts, black throat, and gray head and neck (darker near bill). Differentiated from the Pacific loon by white flanks, darker nape, more distinct white stripes on neck. In hand, throat shows faint greenish iridescence. More

Black-throated Diver in Eurasia, its current name is a compromise proposed by the International Ornithological Committee. Description Breeding adults are 63 cm to 75 cm in length with a 100 cm to 122 cm wingspan, shaped like a smaller, sleeker version of the Great Northern Diver. They have a grey head, black throat, white underparts and chequered black-and-white mantle. Non-breeding plumage is drabber with the chin and foreneck white. More

Black-throated diver on water Black-throated divers are the only member of the diver bird family to have a white patch on the flank. They breed on the lakes and lochs of Europe and Asia but winter at sea off sheltered coasts. Sitting low in the water with their legs a long way back on the body they are streamlined swimmers and skillful divers, at a cost of not being able to walk well on land. More

black-throated divers and white-tailed sea eagles, which both breed there, while capturing the red deer and salmon whose lives also revolve around the loch. With an evocative score provided by local musician Phil Cunningham, this enchanting film captures the magic of a very special place. Related Links - * BBC Highlands and Islands: Nature & Outdoors * RSPB website: Black-throated diver ( * RSPB website: White-tailed eagle ( More

The Black-throated Diver is smaller than a Northern Diver but bulkier and bigger than the Red-throated with a stouter more horizontal bill, and bolder, more black and white markings. Its immaculate summer plumage is unmistakable and key features in winter plumage include a broad triangular white patch around the flanks and more extensive dark areas on the head, nape and neck, contrasting boldly with the paler cheeks and throat. Habitat Breeds on freshwater lochs and pools. More

Identification: Black-throated Divers are the least common of the three diver species regularly wintering around Ireland’s coastline and tend to be less gregarious, with single birds or small groups of two to three birds usually observed. In Ireland this species will usually be seen in winter plumage when the bold black and white patterns of the upper body and black throat are absent. More

The black-throated diver (gavia arctica) is less commonly seen in the UK than its red-throated cousin, but is commoner in mainland Europe. It breeds in northwest Scotland and winters around much of the British coast. As might be gathered from its Latin name, its summer breeding grounds extend far to the north, including Greenland, although the November migration extends as far south as the Mediterranean. The black-throated diver is larger than the red-throated diver, and bulkier, but smaller than the great northern diver. More

The Black-throated Diver has a dark grey head, and a black and white speckled body. Its has a pointed black beak, perfect for catching fish. Habitat It needs water, and can be found on large lakes. It often spends the winter around the coast, where it can find a good supply of fish. Food It eats fish, and dives expertly to catch them. More

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The Black-throated Diver is a scarce breeder on lochs in the north and west of Scotland. It is more numerous in winter when the northern migrants arrive and it can be found along shores and estuaries, mostly in the west. Unusually, one of the birds photographed here was on an inland reservoir, Glanderston Dam, on the upland area between Neilston and Newton Mearns near Glasgow. I think this is a juvenile bird. More

Black-throated Diver, known in North America as the Arctic Loon (Gavia arctica), is a medium-sized member of the loon or diver family. It breeds in Eurasia and occasionally in western Alaska and winters at sea or on large lakes over a much wider range. Breeding adults are 63 cm to 75 cm in length with a 100 cm to 122 cm wingspan. They are like a smaller, sleeker version of the Great Northern Diver. More

Black-throated Diver at nest site Black-throated Diver at nest site Black-throated Diver visiting nest site Black-throated Diver at nest site This is one of several sites in Scotland where Black-throated Divers can be watched from a car parked at the side of a road. As long as the observer remains inside the car the divers will behave naturally. More

As the Black-throated Diver was again reported at Forton Lake, Gosport today I nipped down to see it in the afternoon. As soon as I arrived I spotted the bird swimming underneath the foot bridge. The views the bird offered were absolutely superb. Through binoculars the markings on the birds upperparts created by the pale tips to the dark feathering although subtle were stunning. More

black-throated diver increase its numbers by 16 per cent in the last 12 years, according to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. More

Black-throated Diver, known in North America as Arctic Loon is a medium sized member of the loon or diver family. Loon is a direct reference to its wailing song and is associated with the word 'lunatic'. It breeds in Eurasia and winters at sea or on large lakes over a much wider range. Some historical names for Black-throated Diver include; Lumme, Lesser Imber, Northern Doucher and Herring Bar. Earliest: December 1st 2000 off Severn Beach. More

Black-throated Diver records in the Western Isles Uncommon Migrant Breeder (10-99 breeding pairs), and Passage Visitor (low numbers). Scarce Winter Visitor (Very small numbers each year) Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report (2001) On the chart below the darker the shade of blue the more abundant the Black-throated Diver is during a month or the more likely you are to see it. More

the black-throated diver was made a conservation priority by the UK government. A black-throated diver's legs are a long-way back on it's body, this helps make the bird a great swimmer but barely able to walk on land, so the bird builds it's nest very close to the water's edge. More

Picture of Gavia pacifica above has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license.
Original source: Arthur Chapman
Author: Arthur Chapman
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Order : Gaviiformes
Family : Gaviidae
Genus : Gavia
Species : pacifica
Authority : (Lawrence, 1858)