Yellow-billed Loon

Gavia adamsii

ML272069321


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Cameron Eckert
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eBird Checklist S26467641
Whitehorse--Quartz Rd marsh (CWS #602)
Yukon, Yukon Territory, Canada
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Latitude and Longitude 60.7345, -135.0668 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

A dim and distant view of a loon on the Yukon River -- running with slush and ice. It was a large loon of Common or Yellow-billed size with a pale notch along the side of the neck between the pale throat and the darker nape; it's bill looked large and pale, head often held slightly upwards; and the back of the head was a pale sandy-brown, and face looked quite pale -- these features which are seen in the photos, all indicate Yellow-billed Loon. Any loon is very rare in the Yukon in winter. Postscript: This section of the river froze soon after our sighting; though on 5 January 2015 a Yellow-billed Loon was photographed by C. Eckert a couple of km upstream -- very likely the same bird.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Lens model
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/250 sec
ISO
6400
Flash
Flash did not fire
Original file size
1,188KB
Dimensions
1626 x 1085

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