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Synonyms for dovekie

small short-billed auk abundant in Arctic regions

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Similarities between Aethiini and the Dovekie in call-note structure and arrangement are most parsimoniously explained by selection for structurally discrete call types for medium- to long-distance communication (Marler 1976).
Earlier in the day the crews had been out early for a Pursuit race and fittingly it was Commodore Peter Sutton who led the way home in Dovekie ahead of Dave Syme in Terek.
Wallasey also put on a series race on Saturday and Alan Snowden led the way in Goosander ahead of Guy Hughes in Dovekie.
Little Auk prevails for Dovekie (Alle alle), Pomarine Skua is used for Pomarine Jaeger (Stercorcarius pomarinus) (but the smaller Jaegers appropriately remain Jaegers), Sand Martin is used for Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia), Arctic Redpoll is used for Hoary Redpoll (Carduelis hornemanni), and Two-barred Crossbill for Whitewinged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera).
In winter, they sometimes fly out on to the ice floes to eat puffins, dovekies, razorbills and murres -- and even scavenge on polar bear seal kills.
Arctic birds such as fulmars, gulls, murres, and dovekies flew near the ship every day.