Length: 21-29 Weight: 2-4 lbs
Long neck with white front, black back. Long yellow to olive bill. Black cap with black extending below eye.
Breed in western and central United States and Canada. Winter along the Pacific Coast. Year-round resident in central Mexico.
The genus name Aechmophorus is Latin for “spear bearing,” an apt description for this fish-eater’s spear-like bill.
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