Loonie

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Loonie

Informal for the Canadian dollar. The term comes from the picture of the common loon, a Canadian bird, on the reverse of the one-dollar coin. The nickname originated in 1987 with the introduction of this coin. See also: Greenback.
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Like us, she was excited at the opportunity to assist, and hopeful we'd see some loons up close.
Whitney said loons are territorial, returning to previous nesting locations, and will usually establish nests with two eggs by the end of May, with an incubation period of about a month.
Critique: The loons are a group of aquatic birds found in many parts of North America and northern Eurasia (Europe, Asia and debatably Africa).
Key words: tracking, satellite telemetry, migration, avian, yellow-billed loons, Gavia adamsii
But the loon parents do seem to have a strong sense that they don't own their babies; that they are rearing baby loons primarily for the loon kingdom, not for themselves.
Because animals have long memories, ravens have retained their black feathers and loons have kept their flat feet.
The second semi-final saw unbeaten and firm favourite Lance's Loons win their tie as they progressed to face the Terror Squad in the final.
Red-throated Loons, Western Grebes, and Common Murres represented the greatest proportion of examined birds (92%, n = 284, Table 1).
We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Loons and our success both on the field and in the Midland community for years to come," said Dodgers Assistant General Manager/Director of Player Development De Jon Watson.
With only a couple of fishing boats on the lake and the beach nearly empty, Saturday was the lull before the storm at Loon Lake.
Evers of the BioDiversity Research Institute in Gorham, Maine, and his colleagues analyzed mercury concentrations in yellow perch and common loons in the northern United States and southern Canada.
The center has documented weight loss and death in common loons resulting from mercury poisoning, which comes from local sources and arrives via aerial transportation.