Pacific Loon (Gavia pacifica)
Pastel, watercolor, graphite, black ink, black chalk, and gouache with selective glazing on paper, cut-out around contour, and mounted on mat board
Paper: 13 1/8 x 19 3/8 in. (33.3 x 49.2 cm), largest extents
formerly Arctic Loon: Pacific Loon recently distinguished from the Arctic Loon by the lack of white rear flanks, a slightly thinner neck, rounder head, and more horizontal bill position.
The background flora has been identified as
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.