Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica (Linnaeus, 1758)

Order: Gaviiformes Family: Gaviidae Status: Vagrant to Madeira (unconfirmed)

Gavia arctica Biometrics

Wingspan: 110 - 130 cm (Beaman & Madge, 2011)
Total length: 58 - 73 cm (Beaman & Madge, 2011)
Weight: 2 - 3 kg (Hume, 2002)


Madeira local status by Correia-Fagundes et al, 2021: Dubious record
Madeira local status by Romano et al, 2010: Dubious record
Madeira local status by Zino et al, 1995: Dubious record
Conservation status by the IUCN Red List Categories, 2013: Least Concern ver 3.1

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