We examined all relevant species of alcids
that occur in the New York area during the month of February (Sibley 2000) including Common Murre (Uria aalge), Thick-billed Murre (Uria lomvia), Razorbill (Alca torda), Dovekie (Alie alie), and Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle).
5 billion from 1999 to 2001, which is the single biggest source of foreign currency for the Philippines; see Alcid
The Great Auk, largest of the alcid
group, was 70 cm high and probably weighed some 5 kg (Stonehouse 1968; Bedard 1969).
2) Many avian species are susceptible to infection, but some species, such as goshawks (Accipiter gentilis), gyr falcons (Falco rusticolus), penguins (subfamily Spheniscinae), quail (Conturnix species), and alcid
species (3) appear more susceptible to respiratory fungal infections.
Sonia Sethi, David Alcid
, Hemant Kesarwala, and Robert W.
Incidental arthropods included Catops alpinus, a dung and carrion scavenging beetle known to occur in alcid
nests (Perreau 1998, Peck and Cook 2002), and two other beetles that are generalist predators (Patrobus foveocollis and Quedius brunnipennis).
clades are currently recognized: Alcini (murres and allies); Cephini (guillemots); Brachyramphini (brachyramphine murrelets); Synthliboramphini (synthlihoramphine murrelets); Fraterculini (puffins plus Rhinoceros Auklet [Cerorhinca monocerata]); and Aethiini.
Nutritional considerations for captive Charadriiformes (shorebirds, gulls, and alcids
Locally, we lose terns, gannets, sea ducks, loons and various species of alcids
- small, penguin-like species of northern waters that include puffins, murres and razorbills.
A total of 17 different groups of seabirds were taken into account, including: loons, grebes, fulmars and petrels, shearwaters, pelicans, cormorants, shorebirds, gulls and kittawakes, terns, skimmers, and alcids
Among most of the extant alcids
, the chick joins its parents at sea before it fledges, and this is the grouping most commonly encountered for some months after the breeding colonies have been abandoned.