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Gavia immer (Brünich, 1764)
Family: Gaviidae
Order: Gaviiformes
English: Great Northern diver
French: Plongeon huard
Spanish: Colimbo grande
German: Eistaucher (There's a German version of this page!)
Norwegian: Islom (There's a Norwegian version of this page!)
Migration: intercontinental
Regions: Caribbean Islands, Europe, Mesoamerica, North America

 map about the distribution of Gavia immer 

“Migratory, generally moving southwards and towards sea after breeding, shunning ice-covered water; large congregations of c. 300 birds may occur. Several thousand birds winter along western coasts of Europe, presumably originating from Iceland, but probably also from Greenland and Canada.”
del Hoyo J, Elliott A, Sargatal J (eds) (1992), Handbook of the birds of the world. Vol. 1: Ostrich to Ducks, 640, Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, p. 172

Further detailed information from the GROMS-database

See also (on other birds):

Riede, K. (2001): Global Register of Migratory Species. Weltregister wandernder Tierarten. Münster (Landwirtschaftsverlag)

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(Last update: 24.7.2007 by A. Tappenhölter)