It has a long pointed beak and a very tapered body, perfect for diving and diving in search of food. The egg laid during the reproductive period is hatched by both the male and the female, who form a stable couple even for life. The color of the white-ocher plumage is assumed in adulthood, while the young appear on the gray-brown.
In Liguria a steady couple is registered in Portovenere, which returns punctually every year to nest.
WING OPENING: 185 cm.