great auk

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large flightless auk of rocky islands off northern Atlantic coasts

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The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk tells the story of great auks, a penguin-like North Atlantic bird species.
Particularly effective is the concluding spread in which ghost great auks haunt an island now inhabited by other nesting seabirds, including the more recently arrived Atlantic puffins, whose burrow nests were only made possible by the soil created from the decomposed bodies of discarded auk carcasses--from death, life.
McGrain was honoured to learn from locals that the poem used to navigate through Joe Batt's Arm was changed to recognize the new Great Auk sculpture--a testament, he feels, to how the bird has been reborn in the island's lore.
Long ago, we put an end to the Neanderthals, although apparently not before mating with them (there's a little Neanderthal in all of us), and when we encountered the great auk, we destroyed a species that numbered in the millions out of hunger and a need for fish bait and feathers for our mattresses.
Then I'd have liked to have seen a Labrador duck or a Great Auk.
A Roc B Dodo C Great auk D Chough QUESTION 12 - for 12 points: The ghost of which character haunted Macbeth?
GREAT AUK EGG THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM EGG COLLECTION, TRING, HERTS THE last Great Auk was killed in 1844 and the 75 remaining eggs from the extinct birds are the most valuable in the world.
My son says the blue heron looks more like a great auk, and that's probably why it has not attracted any blue herons.
An award-winning writer and artist, Albus tells the sad tales of the passenger pigeon, great auk, and two other extinct bird species, as well as those of six birds who may soon join them in oblivion, including the numerous macaws, the corncrake, and the kingfisher.
When asked what life is like in an Arctic field camp, 1 often direct people to Tim Birkhead's (1993) book Great Auk Islands: A Field Biologist in the Arctic.
The 39-year-old was out at 6am today to try to clear a route off the Galley Hill estate, but found the grit bin empty at the junction of Great Auk and Heron Gate.
Changes in habitat have already led to the extinction of several Canadian species, including the Prairie Grizzly Bear, the Greater Prarie Chicken, and the Great Auk.
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