North American Loons

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There are few sounds as thrilling as the wail of a Common Loon in the North Woods. But did you know that North America has four other species of loons? So what about their operatic abilities? Let’s just say they make worthy attempts, but with less consistent results. Have a listen in this short audio slideshow. Which is your favorite? Please tell us in the comments section below.

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Illustrated with beautiful photographs by Gerrit Vyn and audio recordings by Michael J. Andersen, Peter Paul Kellog and Gerrit Vyn

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