Bird of the Week: Common Loon

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Neil Curry with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission stopped by "THV 11 News at Noon" to talk about our bird of the week, the common loon.

    Here is a description of the common loon from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology:

    "The eerie calls of Common Loons echo across clear lakes of the northern wilderness. Summer adults are regally patterned in black and white. In winter, they are plain gray above and white below, and you'll find them close to shore on most seacoasts and a good many inland reservoirs and lakes. Common Loons are powerful, agile divers that catch small fish in fast underwater chases. They are less suited to land, and typically come ashore only to nest."

    Learn more about the common loon here: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/common_loon/sounds

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