13en asked in Education & ReferenceTrivia · 1 decade ago

Whats the national bird of canada?

You know. Like ours is the bald eagle.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Loon. That's why their dollar coins are called "loonies", because the loon is pictured on them.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Common Loon:

    The haunting cry of the Common Loon is a familiar sound, heard at lakefronts and on our television sets. The unmistakable sound is often compared to a yodel or a laugh.

    The loon is equally striking in appearance: an elongated black bill, red eyes, shiny black head, white throat band, black and white checkered back and wings (the latter are white underneath), and white underbelly. They may also be distinguished by the way they ride low in the water and by their hunchbacked profiles while in flight.

    Loons generally live 15-30 years in the wild. They nest across most of Canada and migrate to coastal regions throughout North America during the winter. One pair will dominate a small- or medium-sized lake and share a large lake with few others, each pair maintaining dominion in a distinct area such as a bay.

    In 1987, the Royal Canadian Mint introduced the new one-dollar coin, the back of which featured a finely rendered image of the Common Loon. The image, combined with initial public resistance to the idea of replacing the paper dollar, led to the coin being called a "loonie." The public soon embraced the coin, however, and the "loonie" became a lasting tribute to a national symbol.

  • 1 decade ago

    Canada's National Bird - The Common Loon

  • 1 decade ago

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    Canada's National Bird - The Common Loon

    For most Canadians, the haunting cry of the Common Loon is a familiar sound, heard at lakefronts and on our television sets. The unmistakable sound is often compared to a yodel or a laugh.

    The loon is equally striking in appearance: an elongated black bill, red eyes, shiny black head, white throat band, black and white checkered back and wings (the latter are white underneath), and white underbelly. They may also be distinguished by the way they ride low in the water and by their hunchbacked profiles while in flight.

    Loons generally live 15-30 years in the wild. They nest across most of Canada and migrate to coastal regions throughout North America during the winter. One pair will dominate a small- or medium-sized lake and share a large lake with few others, each pair maintaining dominion in a distinct area such as a bay.

    Contrary to popular belief, loons do not always mate for life. New pairings occur when the original pair cannot breed successfully.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Common Loon is Canada's national bird.

  • 1 decade ago

    Canada, North America Common Loon Yes Yes

    Alberta Great Horned Owl Yes ...

    British Columbia Stellar's Jay Yes ...

    Manitoba Great Gray Owl Yes ...

    New Brunswick Black-capped Chickadee Yes ...

    Newfoundland Atlantic Puffin Yes ...

    Northwest Territories Gyrfalcon Yes ...

    Nova Scotia Osprey Yes ...

    Nunavut Rock Ptarmigan Yes ...

    Ontario Common Loon Yes ...

    Prince Edward Island Blue Jay Yes ...

    Quebec Snowy Owl Yes ...

    Saskachewan Sharp-tailed Grouse Yes ...

    Yukon Common Raven

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Common Loon...

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Ryan Gosling

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Common Loon. It is also the provincial bird of Ontario.

  • 1 decade ago

    The Loon. Hence the Loonie- Canadian dollar coin with a loon on the back.

  • 1 decade ago

    The Loon of course

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