What is loon?

  • (noun): A person with confused ideas; incapable of serious thought.
    Synonyms: addle-head, addlehead, birdbrain
    See also — Additional definitions below


The loons (North America) or divers (UK/Ireland) are a group of aquatic birds found in many parts of North America and northern Eurasia (Europe, Asia and debatably Africa). All living species of loons are members of the genus Gavia, family Gaviidae and order Gaviiformes.

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List Of Birds Of Oregon - Order Gaviiformes - Family Gaviidae
... Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata Arctic Loon Gavia arctica Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica Common Loon Gavia immer Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii ...
Loon, Drenthe
... Loon is a village in the Netherlands and it is part of the Assen municipality in Drenthe ... Loon has an altitude of about 9 meters and a population of about 280 (2004) ... Assen Municipality Anreep Assen De Haar Graswijk Loon Rhee Schieven Ter Aard Ubbena Witten Zeijerveen Zeijerveld ...
List Of Birds Of Ontario - Loons
... Loons, known as divers in Europe, are aquatic birds size of a large duck, to which they are unrelated ... Loons swim well, and fly adequately, but, because their legs are placed towards the rear of the body, are almost helpless on land ... Red-throated Loon, Gavia stellata Pacific Loon, Gavia pacifica Common Loon, Gavia immer Yellow-billed Loon, Gavia adamsii (A) ...
List Of Birds Of Alberta - Loons
... Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) Pacific Loon (Gavia pacifica) Common Loon (Gavia immer) Yellow-billed Loon (Gavia adamsii) ...
Churches In Bohol - Loon
... The Church of Our Lady of Light in Loon, Bohol is the biggest church in Bohol ... From Loon Church leads of long four-flight stairway of 174 stone steps, which connects to Napo, the former seat of the town ... The present town of Loon is located on a plateau about fifty meters or more above the shore level ...

More definitions of "loon":

  • (noun): A worthless lazy fellow.
  • (noun): Large somewhat primitive fish-eating diving bird of the northern hemisphere having webbed feet placed far back; related to the grebes.
    Synonyms: diver