Thursday, July 29, 2010
USA - Minnesota - State Bird
MINNESOTA COMMON LOONS
Our Official State Bird
Sent by Mike, a postcrosser from Minneapolis in Minnesota, USA.
This is from Wikipedia : The Great Northern Loon, Great Northern Diver, or Common Loon (Gavia immer), is a large member of the loon, or diver, family of birds. The species is known as a Common Loon in North America and the Great Northern Diver in Eurasia, its current name is a compromise proposed by the International Ornithological Committee.