Black-throated diver

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The Black- throated diver – Gavia arctica or Arctic loon or Black-throated loon is a migratory Eurasian diver of Type – waterbird, Family Gaviidae and Order Gaviiformes. It is a summer breeder to extensive areas of N Eurasia, and in the winter divides into two wintering areas, W Europe and E Asia. The European end includes the coasts of NW Europe, N Mediterranean, the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. Elsewhere in the AWB Region it is only Accidental.

Type - waterbird - nest of plant matter, close to the waters edge or sometimes in emergent vegetation,
Summer Habitat - fairly large freshwater lakes,
Winter Habitat - ice free coasts off NW Europe southwards as noted above,

Order:	Gaviiformes
Family:	Gaviidae
Genus:	Gavia

Species - Gavia arctica
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