Monday, August 3, 2009

Common Loon

Common Loon VBR MP3 377 kb, Common Loon OGG format 244 kb which is a free, open standard container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation. The OGG format is unrestricted by software patents and is designed to provide for efficient streaming and manipulation of high quality digital multimedia.

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Common LoonFor many people, the loud yodeling call of this bird signifies wilderness. During the early summer, young loons can often be seen riding around on their parent's backs.
Loons and grebes are waterbirds that breed on freshwater lakes and ponds during the summer and spend the rest of the year on coastal marine waters. They are medium-to-large sized birds that dive underwater to feed primarily on fish but some species also eat invertebrates such as dragonfly larvae. Their legs are positioned far back on the body making these birds strong swimmers but awkward on land. They come to land only to nest, often on the shore of the same lake year after year.

Artist/Composer: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Keywords: Common Loon
Creative Commons license: Public Domain

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