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Common loon an icon of the north

Common loon an icon of the north

The cry of the loon. That haunting call coming across the lake in the evening.

No sound represents Northern Ontario better.

The loon, however, is not confined to us here in the north. It breeds all across Canada, except in the really far north and the great plains of the Prairies.

It also breeds in parts of Europe, where it is called the Great Northern Diver. But about 80 percent of these loons nest in Canada.

Wherever it nests, it is always close to the water, usually in a small lake in the woods or in a bay of a larger lake.

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