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A Red-throated Diver
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Image details:  
Image Description: A Red-throated Diver
Image notes: Rain Gös flies low over its territory. 31st.March. 
Species in Image: Red-Throated Diver
Date: 1978
Area: Yell
Old Haa Image Reference Number: btc00111

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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