Common Loon, Gavia immer, Nest Attendance Patterns Recorded by Remote Video Camera

Wing Goodale, Lee Attix, David Evers


We recorded the complete day/night nesting attendance of a Common Loon (Gavia immer) pair using a remote video camera. We found that the male and female share incubation duty equally, but that the female incubates primarily at night (95.8%) when the male defends the territory.


Common Loon; Gavia immer; incubation pattern; sex; day; night; remote camera; Maine

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