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Red-throated Diver on nest
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Image details:  
Image Description: Red-throated Diver on nest
Image notes: Taken from hide
Species in Image: Red-Throated Diver
Date: 1982
Area: Yell
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc00103

General details:  
Common Name Red-Throated Diver
Latin Name Gavia stellata
Shetland Name Rain Gös
Latin Group Name Gaviiformes
Latin Family Name Gaviidae
Common Family Name Divers
Description The name 'Rain Gös' is used in Shetland today, but judging by the number of small lochs called 'Loomi Shun' (Diver tarn) the Norse name was in former use. Fairly common breeding summer visitor.
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