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The Black-throated loon (Gavia arctica) belongs to the family Gaviidae under the order Gaviiformes.

Black-throated loon taxonomy

The family Gaviidae was first described by Elliott Coues (September 9, 1842 – December 25, 1899), an American army surgeon, historian, ornithologist and author, in the year 1903.

The family Gaviidae is monotypic and comprises the genus Gavia. The genus Gavia was first introduced by Johann Reinhold Forster (22 October 1729 – 9 December 1798), a pastor and naturalist, in the year 1788.

The genus Gavia comprises five species, viz., Gavia stellata, Gavia pacifica, Gavia immer, Gavia adamsii and Gavia arctica.

The species Gavia arctica was first described (as Colymbus arcticus) by Carl Linnaeus (23 May1707 – 10 January 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist, in the year 1758.

The species Gavia arctica is polytypic and comprises two subspecies, viz., Gavia arctica arctica and Gavia arctica viridigularis.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Gavia arctica
Species:G. arctica
Genus:Gavia
Subfamily:-
Family:Gaviidae
Order:Gaviiformes
Class:Aves
Phylum:Chordata
Kingdom:Animalia
Black-throated loon - Gavia arctica
1.Black-throated loon - Gavia arctica
Image by Francesco Veronesi


Gavia arctica
2.Black-throated loon - Gavia arctica
Image by Werner Witte

Gavia arctica
3.Black-throated loon - Gavia arctica
Image by Robert Bergman

Gavia arctica
4.Black-throated loon - Gavia arctica
Image by Steve Garvie

Gavia arctica
5.Black-throated loon - Gavia arctica
Image by Carley, Curtis

Gavia arctica
6.Black-throated loon (non-breeding) - Gavia arctica
Image by Tony Morris

Gavia arctica
7.Black-throated loon (non-breeding) - Gavia arctica
Image by Tony Morris

Gavia arctica
8.Black-throated loon (non-breeding) - Gavia arctica
Image by Tony Morris

Black-throated loon - Gavia arctica
9.Black-throated loon (non-breeding) - Gavia arctica
Image by Tony Morris
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1.Black-throated loon image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/francesco_veronesi/15195370798/ (cropped)
Author: Francesco Veronesi | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 6/20/18
2.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/43577957@N04/10165313115/ (cropped)
Author: Werner Witte | License: CC BY-NC 2.0 as on 6/20/18
3.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gavia_arctica11.jpg (cropped)
Author: Robert Bergman | License: Public domain
4.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rainbirder/4676729720/in/photostream/ (cropped)
Author: Steve Garvie | License: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 as on 6/20/18
5.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Plongeon_arctique_nid.jpg (cropped)
Author: Carley, Curtis | License: Public domain
6.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tonymorris/8466747858/ (cropped)
Author: Tony Morris | License: CC BY-NC 2.0 as on 6/20/18
7.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tonymorris/8466755404/ (cropped)
Author: Tony Morris | License: CC BY-NC 2.0 as on 6/20/18
8.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tonymorris/8468251795/ (cropped)
Author: Tony Morris | License: CC BY-NC 2.0 as on 6/20/18
9.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tonymorris/8466748138/ (cropped)
Author: Tony Morris | License: CC BY-NC 2.0 as on 6/20/18
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