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Gavia stellata

Qaqa}i{ - Gavia stellata

Qaqa}i{ sam qigu{ liidaa aku{ qigu}im ilagaan chuqudaza{. Ala}um kugan aguun hamang kidu{tana{ liidaza{. Qan'gim aslaan hachigan hangadan hakangis quuhmliixs chuqagan ilagaan ilidaa akiita{ quhmaza{. Hingamataku{ qigu{ liidal hiiyukam chutxidigaa mataza{.

Sam qigu{ liidaa aku{ mal, sam chlaqatuu amaza{. Hagumatal chla{tal qakuchas mayaa{tazakus mal chlaqatuzas. Sam chlaqatungis akus hakangis amnil hiila{tazas mal qaqa}i{ mataza{. Qigu{ liidam sa}anaa aku{ maalal, mayaa{talgal liisnaalaza}ula{, aadahliikaku{ hitmiitunazalaka{ mal. Ala}um kugan aku{ achunanaa{talakan aguun igaakaza}ula{. Aa}an qakuchas qal txin kayagnatiku{ mal.

Qaqa}is slum aslaan hanim tan}ikuchangis kugan saahmla}izas. Slum aslaan hakaatxan inkam ilan iga{tanangis tutalgazas qa-qa-qa-qa, hi{tal iga{takus ilgalgahliguun hakang iga{takus uku}azas. Tunugan amil}an ilagaan aku{ asaa ngaan asaalaqa{ amasuku{, hingamaku} mal qaqa}i{ ngaan asa}azaku{.

Red-throated Loon - Gavia stellata

The red-throated loon is very similar to a common loon except it is smaller in size. When seen on water, it sits very low in it. During winter, the red-throated loon has gray feathers on its back and it has white feathers beneath its throat, all the way to its stomach. It has a very sharp bill like the common loon.

The red-throated loon is a diver like the common loon. It dives for fish which it eats. It also has tight feathers, and it is very hard to pluck. Because of this, it is not hunted much.

Sometimes the red-throated loon has a hard time trying to fly if there is no breeze. This is because it is heavy from eating fish.

These birds nest on lakes where there are small islets. During the summers, these loons can be heard crying up in the sky while they fly. The sounds they make are qa-qa. It is possible to spot them first from the sounds they make. They probably got their name from the sound they make.

Qigu{ - Gavia immer
Common Loon
Qaqa}i{ - Gavia stellata
Red-throated Loon
Aagayuu}i{ - Phalacrocorax pelagicus
Pelagic Cormorant
Ingatu{ - Phalacrocorax urile
Red-faced Cormorant
Qukin}i{ - Olor columbianus
Whistling Swan
Qagmangi{ - Philacte canagica
Emperor Goose
Aa}i{ - Anas platyrhynchos
Mallard
Amtatu{ - Anas acuta
Pintail
Qii{chiida{ - Anas crecca
Green-winged Teal
Kuchutu{ - Aythya affinis
Lesser Scaup
Saaku{ - Somateria spectabilis
King Eider
Kasami{ - Somateria mollissima
Common Eider
Tamgaalu{ - Melanitta deglandi
White-winged Scoter
Qugaangi{ - Melanitta nigra
Black Scoter
Hanim Kamgituu - Bucephala clangula
Common Goldeneye
Midimit{i{ - Becephala albeola
Bufflehead
Aanglaa}i{ - Clangula hyemalis
Oldsquaw
Kaaxadgi{ - Histrionicus histrionicus
Harlequin Duck
A}laaya{ - Mergus serrator
Red-breasted Merganser
Ti}la{ - Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Bald Eagle
A}diikas - Lagopus mutus
Rock Ptarmigan
Hiigi{ - Haematopus bachmani
Black Oystercatcher
Chulixta{ - Calidris ptilocnemis
Rock Sandpiper
Sluka{ - Larus glaucescens
Glaucous-wing Gull
Tiigilgaada{ - Rissa tridactyla
Black-legged Kittiwake
Ulungt{a{ - Uria aalge
Common Murre
Siihmlu{ - Cepphus columba
Pigeon Guillemot
Qizangi{ - Synthliboramphus antiguus
Ancient Murrelet
Qagida{ - Fratercula corniculata
Horned Puffin
Uxchu{ - Lunta cirrhata
Tufted Puffin
Tutuutu{ - Nyctea scandiaca
Snowy Owl
Qanglaa}i{ - Corvus corax
Common Raven
Maadugaa{ - Plectrophenax nivalis
Snow Bunting
Chaanu{ - Leucosticte tephrocotis
Gray-crowned Rosy Finch
Chiixuyaaka{ - Melospiza melodia
Song Sparrow
Chilu{ - Calcarius lapponicus
Alaska Longspur
Qatxaya{ - Troglodytes troglodytes
Winter Wren

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