Divers (Gaviidae)

Red-throated Diver (Gavia stellata) - HBW 1, p. 171

French: Plongeon catmarin German: Sterntaucher Spanish: Colimbo Chico
Other common names: Red-throated Loon

Taxonomy: Colymbus Stellatus Pontoppidan, 1763, Tame River, Warwickshire, England.
Monotypic.

Distribution: Holarctic, breeding generally N of 50° N and far into high Arctic; winters mainly along N coasts of Atlantic and Pacific, also in Great Lakes, and Black, Caspian and Mediterranean Seas.