Red-throated Loon

Red-throated Loon
Classification(s) : Prey
Cat Name : Duck
Common Name : Red-throated Loon
Scientific Name : Gavia stellata
Other Name(s) : Red-throated Diver
Physical Description :

A sleek and slender bird with a cylindrical body and long neck marked in a red throat. The neck and face are white, the top of the head and back of the neck are gray., and the wings, back and body are white speckled with black.

Physical Statistics :

Length: 21 – 27 Inches (53 – 69 Centimeters)
Weight: 2 – 6 Pounds (1 – 3 Kilograms)
Wingspan: 39 – 47 Inches (100 – 120 Centimeters)

Behavior :

Red-throated Loons live in watery areas, and they make their nests on the shore. They are active during the day, and they dive from the surface to get fish.

Social Organization :

Migratory Flock;
Red-throated Loons visit the forest in Spring and Fall when they pass through on their way to other locations.

Approval Level : Mod; Ducks are rare due to a lack of ponds and lakes in the forest.
Kill Difficulty : Moderate;

Red-Throated Loons are large birds with the ability to deliver a solid buffet with their wings to an attacking cat.

Training Level : Specialty - Duck;

Hunters must carefully ambush them from the shore. Failure in a kill results in the bird either flying off, swimming away, or diving and vanishing into the water.

Hunting Tactic : Waterfowl
Food Quality : High; Red-throated Loons are large and yield rich flesh.