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Common Loon (Gavia immer)
Common Loon (Gavia immer) monotypic
Islom - Colimbo Común
Presa Las Pintitas, Gdl, Jalisco (Jal), Mexico
Juvenile bird with finely scaled back and bright bill without black tip. Also rather brownish neck. A big surprise to find this lonely bird, and especially on a day without any waterfowl besides the locale ones. It foraged almost constantly during my stay, only staying above the surface for a longer period, as seen in the video, while it was preening. Incredible that a lake like this, with polluted water and large quantities of trash floating around, and in the middle of the city, could attract this elegant bird. Rather rare species in general to find inland in Mexico. My first in Jalisco.