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Ancient Murrelet  [Synthliboramphus antiquus]
The Ancient Murrelet, Synthliboramphus antiquus, is a bird in the auk family. It breeds from the Yellow Sea (islands off China), through the Russian Pacific coast and the Aleutian Islands to the Haida Gwaii archipelago of British Columbia, where about hal... - Last revised: Jan 19, 2024
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Atlantic Puffin  [Fratercula arctica]
The Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) is a seabird species in the auk family. It is a pelagic bird that feeds primarily by diving for fish, but also eats other sea creatures, such as squid and crustaceans. Its most obvious characteristic is its brightl... - Last revised: Jun 29, 2018
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Black Guillemot  [Cepphus grylle]
The Black Guillemot or Tystie, Cepphus grylle, is a medium-sized alcid at 32-38 cm in length, and with a 49-58 cm wingspan. Adult birds have black bodies with a white wing patch, a thin dark bill and red legs and feet. They show white wing linings in flig... - Last revised: Jun 29, 2018
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Cassin's Auklet  [Ptychoramphus aleuticus]
The Cassin’s Auklet, Ptychoramphus aleuticus, is a small, chunky seabird that ranges widely in the North Pacific. It nests in small burrows and because of its presence on well studied islands in British Columbia and off California it is one of the better... - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Common Murre  [Uria aalge]
The Common Guillemot or Common Murre (Uria aalge) is a large auk. It is also known as the Thin-billed Murre in North America. It has a circumpolar distribution, occurring in low-Arctic and boreal waters in the North-Atlantic and North Pacific. It spends m... - Last revised: Jun 15, 2018
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Craveri's Murrelet  [Synthliboramphus craveri]
Craveri's Murrelet (Synthliboramphus craveri) is a small seabird which breeds on offshore islands in both the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California off the Baja peninsula of Mexico. It also wanders fairly regularly as far as central California in the U... - Last revised: Jun 25, 2023
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Crested Auklet  [Aethia cristatella]
The Crested Auklet is a small seabird of the family Alcidae which nests in huge colonies (>1 million individuals) in the Bering Sea and Sea of Okhotsk. They often breed in mixed-species colonies with Least Auklets, their smaller congener. The Crested A... - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Horned Puffin  [Fratercula corniculata]
The Horned Puffin (Fratercula corniculata) is an auk, similar in appearance to the Atlantic Puffin; this bird's bill is yellow at the base and red at the tip. It is a pelagic seabird that feeds primarily by diving for fish. It nests in colonies, often wit... - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Least Auklet  [Aethia pusilla]
The Least Auklet, Aethia pusilla, is a seabird and the smallest species of auk. It the most abundant seabird in North America, and one of the most abundant in the world, with a population of around nine million birds. They breed on the islands of Alaska a... - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Marbled Murrelet  [Brachyramphus marmoratus]
The Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) is a small seabird from the North Pacific. It is a member of the auk family. It nests in old-growth forests or on the ground at higher latitudes where trees cannot grow. Its habit of nesting in trees was sus... - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Parakeet Auklet  [Aethia psittacula]
The Parakeet Auklet is a small seabird of the North Pacific. It used to be placed on its own in the genus Cyclorrhynchus (Kaup, 1829) but recent morphological and genetic evidence suggest it should be placed in the genus Aethia. It is associated with the... - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Pigeon Guillemot  [Cepphus columba]
The Pigeon Guillemot (Cepphus columba) is a medium-sized alcid endemic to the Pacific. They closely resemble the other members of the genus Cepphus, particularly the Black Guillemot, which is slightly smaller. Adult birds have black bodies with a white wi... - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Rhinoceros Auklet  [Cerorhinca monocerata]
The Rhinoceros Auklet, Cerorhinca monocerata, is a seabird considered, despite its name, a close relative of the puffins. It is the only living species of the genus Cerorhinca.It ranges widely across the North Pacific feeding on small fish and nesting in... - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Thick-billed Murre  [Uria lomvia]
The Thick-billed Murre or Brünnich's Guillemot (Uria lomvia) is a bird in the auk family (Alcidae). This bird is named after the Danish zoologist Morten Thrane Brünnich. The very deeply black North Pacific subspecies Uria lomvia arra is also called Pallas... - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Tufted Puffin  [Fratercula cirrhata]
The Tufted Puffin (Fratercula cirrhata) is a relatively abundant medium-sized pelagic seabird in the auk (Alcidae) family found throughout the North Pacific Ocean. It is one of three species of puffin that comprise the Fratercula genus and is easily recog... - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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Xantus's Murrelet  [Synthliboramphus hypoleucus]
Xantus's Murrelet (Synthliboramphus hypoleucus) is a small seabird found in the California Current system in the Pacific Ocean. This auk breeds on islands off California and Mexico. It is threatened by predators introduced to its breeding colonies and by... - Last revised: Oct 30, 2017
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