Body Mass in Common Loons (Gavia immer) Strongly Associated with Migration Distance.

Gray, Carrie E.

Paruk, James D.

DeSorbo, Christopher R.

Savoy, Lucas J.

Yates, David E.

Chickering, Michael D.

Gray, Rick B.

Taylor, Kate M., 1967-

Long, Darwin.

Schoch, Nina.

Hanson, William.

Cooley, John

Evers, David C., 1962-


  • During 25 field seasons between 1988 and 2012, Biodiversity Research Institute captured and uniquely color-banded 2,730 adult Common Loons (Gavia immer) on breeding territories in 11 States and seven Provinces throughout North America. Body mass was obtained from each individual; tarsus and bill measurements were obtained from more than half the birds banded. Clinal variation in body mass, tarsal ... read more
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  • Carrie E. Gray, James D. Paruk, Christopher R. DeSorbo, Lucas J. Savoy, David E. Yates, Michael D. Chickering, Rick B. Gray, Kate M. Taylor, Darwin Long, Nina Schoch, William Hanson, John Cooley, and David C. Evers "Body Mass in Common Loons (Gavia immer) Strongly Associated with Migration Distance," Waterbirds 37(sp1), (1 April 2014).
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