They dive from the surface of the water and chase prey underwater. They grab fish in their bill, without spearing it. You often only see their head.
Found in ponds, lakes, rivers, lagoons, estuaries, and open coastline.
The Audubon National Society considered it a species of concern in 1972. Increases after the 1970s were explosive in some areas.
They spend the winter, along the Pacific Coast from Alaska to Mexico, the Atlantic coasts from North Carolina to Belize.
Widely distributed across North America.
They have a long body and a long neck. Their bill is blunt and hooked at the tip.
The bare skin (featherless) around the face is orange. Adults are completely black with bright green.
They breed in Gaspésie, in the prairies, in the centre of North America, and along the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence Seaway and in Hope Town.
They make a bulky nest of sticks and other materials.
Number of eggs:
3 to 4 eggs.
They leave their nests and spend the day in groups with other youngsters. They return to their own nests to be fed.