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Pacific Loon
Gavia pacifica (Lawrence, 1858)
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Order:
  Gaviiformes
Family:
  Gaviidae
Genus:
  Gavia

Scientific:
  Gavia pacifica

Citation:
  (Lawrence, 1858)

Reference:
  Rep.Expl.Surv.RR.Pac. 9 p.liv,889

Protonym:
  Colymbus pacificus

Avibase ID:
  B7D7EF2398F42295

Taxomic Serial Number:
TSN: 174475

Geographic range:

  • Gavia pacifica: Coastal e Siberia and n N America; winters to Japan, s Baja
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Pacific Loon
Czech:
  potáplice pacifická
German:
  Pazifiktaucher
Danish:
  Stillehavs-lom
Spanish:
  Colimbo del Pacífico
Finnish:
  tundrakuikka
French:
  Plongeon du Pacifique
Icelandic:
  Pacific Loon
Italian:
  Strolaga del Pacifico
Japanese:
  shiroerioohamu
Japanese:
  シロエリオオハム
Dutch:
  Pacifische Parelduiker
Norwegian:
  Amerikastorlom
Polish:
  nur pacyficzny
Portuguese:
  Mobelha-do-pacífico
Portuguese (Brazil):
  Pacific Loon
Russian:
  Белошейная гагара
Slovak:
  potáplica bledotylová
Swedish:
  stillahavslom
Chinese:
  太平洋潜鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (1886):
   Pacific Loon ( Urinator pacificus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 1st suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Urinator pacificus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 2nd suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Urinator pacificus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 3rd suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Urinator pacificus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 4th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Urinator pacificus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 5th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Urinator pacificus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 6th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Urinator pacificus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 1st edition (incl. 7th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Urinator pacificus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (1895):
   Pacific Loon ( Urinator pacificus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 8th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Urinator pacificus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 9th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacificus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 10th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacificus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 11th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacificus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 12th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacificus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 13th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacificus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 14th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacificus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 2nd edition (incl. 15th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacificus) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (1910):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 16th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 17th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 3rd edition (incl. 18th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (1931):
    Gavia arctica pacifica [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 19th suppl.):
    Gavia arctica pacifica [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 20th suppl.):
    Gavia arctica pacifica [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 21st suppl.):
    Gavia arctica pacifica [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 22nd suppl.):
    Gavia arctica pacifica [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 24th suppl.):
    Gavia arctica pacifica [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 25th suppl.):
    Gavia arctica pacifica [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 26th suppl.):
    Gavia arctica pacifica [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 27th suppl.):
    Gavia arctica pacifica [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 28th suppl.):
    Gavia arctica pacifica [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 29th suppl.):
    Gavia arctica pacifica [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 30th suppl.):
    Gavia arctica pacifica [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 4th edition (incl. 31st suppl.):
    Gavia arctica pacifica [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (1957):
    Gavia arctica pacifica [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 32nd suppl.):
    Gavia arctica pacifica [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 5th edition (incl. 33rd suppl.):
    Gavia arctica pacifica [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Plongeon du Pacifique ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Plongeon du Pacifique ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Pacific Diver ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Pacific Diver ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Pacific Loon or Diver ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Pacific Loon or Diver ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Pacific Loon or Diver ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Pacific Loon or Diver ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Pacific Loon or Diver ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Pacific Loon or Diver ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Pacific Loon or Diver ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Pacific Loon or Diver ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Pacific Loon or Diver ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
    Gavia arctica pacifica [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.01:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.02:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.03:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.04:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.05:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.01:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.02:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.03:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.04:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.01:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.02:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.03:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.04:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.01:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.02:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.03:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.04:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.01:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Oriental Bird Club:
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Gavia arctica pacifica [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Gavia arctica pacifica [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Pacific Loon ( Gavia pacifica) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Gavia pacifica [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Gavia pacifica [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Gavia [arctica or pacifica] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

Catalan: Calàbria del Pacífic
Czech: Potáplice pacifická
Danish: Stillehavslom, Stillehavs-lom
German: Pazifiktaucher, Weißnackentaucher
English: Pacific Diver, Pacific Loon, Pacific Loon or Diver
Spanish: Colimbo del Pacífico, Colimbo Pacifico, Colimbo Pacífico, Somorgujo pacífico
Spanish (Mexico): Colimbo Pacifico, colimbo pacífico, Somorgujo pacífico
Estonian: kirdekaur
Finnish: Tundrakuikka
French: Huart du Pacifique, Plongeon du Pacifique, Plongeon pacifique
Hebrew: צוללן פסיפי
Hungarian: alaszkai búvár
Italian: Strolaga del Pacifico, Strolaga mezzana del Pacifico
Inuktitut: Kudlulik
Japanese: shiro-eri ō-hamu, shiroeri-ohamu, shiroerioohamu, Shiroeri-ouhamu
Japanese: シロエリオオハム
Japanese (Kanji): 白襟大波武
Korean: 회색머리아비
Korean (Transliteration): hoe-saeng-meori-abi
Latin: Gavia arctica pacifica, Gavia pacifica, Gavia pacificus, Urinator pacificus
Lithuanian: Baltakaklis naras
Latvian: Klusā okeāna gārgale
Dutch: Pacifische Parelduiker
Norwegian: Amerikastorlom
Polish: nur pacyficzny
Pinyin: tàipíng-yáng qián-niǎo
Portuguese: Mobelha-do-pacífico
Russian: Белошейная гагара, Гагара белошейная
Slovak: potáplica bledotylá, potáplica bledotylová
Swedish: Stillahavslom
Chinese: 太平洋潛鳥, 太平洋潜鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 太平洋潛鳥
Chinese (Taiwan, Traditional): 太平洋潛鳥
Chinese (Taiwan): 太平洋潜鸟

 

         

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