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(Science: ornithology) Any one of several aquatic, wed-footed, northern birds of the genus Urinator (formerly Colymbus), noted for their expertness in diving and swimming under water. The common loon, or great northern diver (Urinator imber, or Colymbus torquatus), and the red-throated loon or diver (u. Septentrionalis), are the best known species. See diver.

Origin: For older loom, Icel. Lmr; akin to dan. & Sw. Lom.

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Can any one help me explain this?

... explaing it. Also, excuse my English. Question 1. Click Link According to Table, which two birds have the most in common? a. Mallard and Common Loon b. Canada Goose and Gray Jay c. Mallard and Blue-winged Teal d. Canada Goose and Blue-winged Teal my answer: B - got it wrong right answer - C ...

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by nameless74
Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can any one help me explain this?
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scandalous question?

I promise I'm not some sort of loon -- I am working on a book about human sexual behavior, and my editor has asked for a bit of compare and contrast -- I am looking for information on the "sexual peak" of various non-human species ...

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by winters3000
Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: scandalous question?
Replies: 5
Views: 3257

The Fiber Disease

... not back up what I say at the moment. I also don't give a damn if anyone believes me or not. and I don't give a damn if I look like some crazy loon person> or whatever the moderator insinuated a week or so ago. For I am out to prove Jack crap to no one but myself.

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by London
Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:01 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Does anyone know what a "Farmer's Deer Block Permit&quo

... club of uniformed and idealistic animal lovers. http://whitemoose.ca/AuthorProfileJoel/MiscWildlife/JoelLoonRelease.jpg (Pic of a baby loon I found approximately 1 mile from any water on a logging road. LIkely dropped, but not killed, by a bald eagle.) 2nd, the arguement about Humans ...

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by Joel@WhiteMoose.Ca
Wed Feb 02, 2005 12:51 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Ethics of Fishing
Replies: 49
Views: 45351

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