Great Northern Diver

Gavia immer

Other names:

Common Loon




70cm to 90cm


127cm to 147cm


3.6kg to 4.5kg

Great Northern Diver

About the Great Northern Diver

The great northern diver is the largest of all the UK's divers. Compared to its more common relatives, they have bigger heads and bills.

They are black and white all over, with a dark head with tones of green.

What does a Great Northern Diver eat?

Their diets mainly consist of crustaceans and fish.

Articles featuring the Great Northern Diver

Other birds in the Divers family

Get the good stuff

Get the latest BirdFacts delivered straight to your inbox