great auk


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Synonyms for great auk

large flightless auk of rocky islands off northern Atlantic coasts

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Garza originally founded Great Auk Wireless to deliver high-speed voice and data to unserved and underserved residents of rural Vermont, who had little or no access to the services available in larger, more populous urban areas.
The great auk, a flightless seabird similar to a penguin, Ivell's sea anemone, Mitten's beardless-moss and York groundsel, a weed, have all become extinct since 1800
It has escaped the attention of monographers such as have labored over the Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis), Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius), and Carolina Parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis).
If we are not careful the Liver Bird, which is already on the endangered species list, may soon go the way of the dodo, the moa and the great auk.
A word sounding like penguin was first used to describe the now extinct great auk, but the choice of name is unlikely to have had Welsh input as the vanished bird only had a white spot in front of each eye.
Some victims are already gone: the great auk, passenger pigeon, woodland bison, dodo (and with it the tambalocoque tree, dependent for its germination on the passage of its seed through the dodo's digestive tract).
The most notorious losses were the dodo (hunted to extinction by sailors in the 17th century) and the great auk (killed for its skin and eggs in the 19th century).
hopes, regrets, the red-throated loon, the great auk --
If we are not careful, the only sparrow that future generations see will be stuffed and standing forlornly next to the extinct great auk in the city museum.
Would we still have the ivory-billed woodpecker, the great auk, and the heath hen if the principal populations of those now extinct species had lived in one of the U.
Residents include common and thick-billed mures, black-legged kittiwakes, black guillemots and razorbills, an uncommon species that resembles the extinct Great Auk.
D'Errico, writing on the avian forms in the Grotte Cosquer (1994a; 1994b) presents the thesis that they represent Great Auks; he quotes one of us correctly as saying that the birds in the engraved panel from El Pendo (Cantabria, Spain) look like 19th-century illustrations of the extinct Great Auk, Pinguinus impennis (Eastham 1968).
What suffered or proliferated with the disappearance of the great auk, a large, diving sea bird once common on America's Atlantic coast?
As an attempt to solve this problem in a completely new manner, a new Icelandic company, The Great Auk now offers cheap audio recordings from Iceland.