How deep can a loon dive?

How deep can common loons dive?

They have been known to dive to depths of 70 m and stay submerged for more than three minutes, but the average dive is less than five m deep and 40-45 seconds in duration.

What bird can dive deepest in water?

The deepest underwater dive by a flying bird is 210 m (690 ft) by a Brünnich’s guillemot or thick-billed murre (Uria lomvia) with a maximum speed of descent of around 2 m (6 ft 6 in) a second. Auks in general are excellent swimmers and recent technology has made tracking the depth of their dives much easier.

What is the lifespan of a loon?

Two eggs are laid in June or July, and incubation lasts four weeks. Chicks are active within hours of hatching, yet they require an additional five weeks of care. Both parents share responsibility in raising the young. LIFE CYCLE: Loons live an estimated 20 to 30 years.

Are loons aggressive?

During the breeding season, Common Loons show interspecific aggression toward other species of waterfowl. … In contrast to their aggressive behavior during the breeding season, observers have reported that Common Loons are seldom aggressive during migration or on wintering grounds.

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