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any of several small auks of the northern Pacific coasts

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Lieske et al (6) reported that handheld blood glucometers underestimated blood glucose concentrations in rhinoceros auklets by 33% compared with reference values.
Infrared camera recordings showed that whiskered auklets bumped their heads nearly three times more often if their long head feathers were taped down.
The removal of these predators has benefitted many other bird species on the islands, including puffins, murres, and auklets.
In fact, the islands are renowned as one of the top birding spots in the Northern Hemisphere, a haven for puffins, auklets, and rare red-legged kittiwakes, which zip in and out of their cliffs.
Typically, rhinoceros auklets dig their own eight to 20-foot long burrows in the dirt and chicks remain unseen until they emerge fully fledged from the nest -- about 45 days after hatching.
caurinus) are reported to take eggs from nests of Rhinoceros Auklets (Cerorhinca monocerata) by reopening burrow access holes previously dug by researchers on Triangle Island, British Columbia (Blight et al.
This bird and 7 other parakeet auklets had been transferred 3 years earlier from a zoo in Ohio.
The two ornithologists based their research on both crested and whiskered auklets and found that the birds bumped their heads 2.
Home to more than two-thirds of the world's murre populations, as well as tufted puffins, rhinoceros auklets, cormorants and storm-petrels, the refuge is a nesting sanctuary for 1.
Even though Triangle Island's auklets in the 1990s were generally breeding earlier in the year than they were in the 1970s and 1980s, phenological disconnects still occurred.
NEWPORT - The bird crew at the Oregon Coast Aquarium wasn't sure if the rhinoceros auklets - one of several types of seabirds in the aquarium's outdoor aviary - were nesting or just spending a lot of time in their burrows.
Artificial nesting boxes have been successfully used as tools for aiding in the restoration of seabird populations on the Farallones and elsewhere for seabirds such as Cassin's Auklets, Rhinoceros Auklets, Tufted Puffins, and Pigeon Guillemots.
Removing foxes also benefitted many other birds, including puffins, murres, and auklets.
Scan the island's outcrops and--with the help of a bird book--you may spot auklets, cormorants, common murres, and storm-petrels; on nearby rocks, you might also see California sea lions and harbor seals.