Minnesota State Bird - Common Loon
Minnesota State Bird

Common Loon

The Common Loon (Gavia immer), designated as the state bird of Minnesota, is a striking and iconic waterbird known for its haunting, echoing calls across the state's pristine lakes and rivers. These large, black-and-white waterfowl are excellent divers, using their dagger-like bills to catch fish beneath the surface. With their distinctive red eyes and a regal black-and-white checkerboard pattern on their backs, Common Loons are a beloved symbol of Minnesota's wilderness and are often associated with the state's vast and serene northern lakes, where they nest and raise their young during the summer months. Their presence adds to the natural beauty and allure of Minnesota's aquatic landscapes.

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