auklet


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any of several small auks of the northern Pacific coasts

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Below the description are paintings of the auklet as a juvenile, a nonbreeding adult, and a breeding adult, when both sexes grow wispy, white plumes above their eyes and across their cheeks, and a stubby horn sprouts from their bill.
Rhinoceros auklet (Cerorhinca moncerata) nestling diet may gauge Pacific sand lance (Ammodytes hexapterus) recruitment.
Gonadal data for Cassin's Auklet from the South Farallon Islands, California, were obtained by HRC during work conducted through the Point Reyes Bird Observatory in 1984 (now Point Blue Conservation Science, Petaluma, California).
Gull predation is also heavier during the full moon phase for Cassin's Auklets Ptychoramphus aleuticus (Nelson, 1989).
Crested and whiskered auklets nest in hollows on rocky islands in the remote northern Pacific Ocean.
After waiting for bad weather to subside, the team boarded their chartered boat, the Auklet, and headed out into the Sound with Dr.
columba Auklet (unidentified) * 171 111 Least Auklet Aethia 84 83% 55 pusilla Crested Auklet A.
Planktivorous auklet Ptychoramphus aleuticus responses to ocean climate, 2005: Unusual atmospheric blocking?
Other seabirds breeding there include Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel, Leach's Storm-Petrel, Brandt's Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, Pelagic Cormorant, Rhinoceros Auklet, Cassin's Auklet, Pigeon Guillemot Western Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull and Black Oystercatcher.
Her studies in auklet colonies in Alaska suggest that the tangerine scent intensifies during breeding season.
One pleasant surprise is the first-time discovery of the nesting site of another small seabird, the Cassin's Auklet, on the island.
Since then the rats measuring 4 to 6 inches in body length (tails are an additional 6 to 8 inches) have become a threat to such rare birds as the Xantus' murrelet, Cassin's auklet and ashy-storm petrel.
Least auklet ornaments: do they function as quality indicators?
During mating season, the rhinoceros auklet, the only nocturnal puffin, grows a preposterous rhinolike horn at the base of its bill.