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any of several small auks of the northern Pacific coasts

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Pumping their stubby wings, rhinoceros auklets can dive up to 200 feet deep for their food, but usually stay within 30 feet of the surface.
Off British Columbia, growth rates of rhinoceros auklet (Cerorhinca moncerata) chicks are positively correlated with abundance of Pacific sand lance (Bertram and Kaiser, 1993).
A sample of 11 Cassin's Auklets (Ptychoramphus aleuticus) was salvaged by light keeper DP Chapman after striking a lighthouse on Pine Island, British Columbia (50.
Infrared camera recordings showed that whiskered auklets bumped their heads nearly three times more often if their long head feathers were taped down.
That fits nicely with Hagelin's observations that courting auklets poke their beaks into the ruffs around each other's necks.
But the boats steer around Cassin's auklets sitting on the water.
Polar/sub-polar] St Paul in Alaska's Pribilof Islands boasts the largest seabird nesting colonies in the northern hemisphere--some two-and-a-half million birds, including alcids such as common murres, crested auklets and tufted puffins.
The removal of these predators has benefitted many other bird species on the islands, including puffins, murres, and auklets.
Sea-mammal and sea-bird remains predominate in the faunal collections from Rice Ridge, especially sea otters, murres, and auklets (Hausler-Knecht 1993).
Observational and experimental tests in semiprecocial Rhinoceros Auklets Cerorhinca monocerata (Harfenist 1995, Ydenberg et al.
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.
High above the Pacific Ocean, two crested auklets are checking out a ledge on a cliff.
Crested auklets, Aethia cristatella, are typical monomorphic biparental seabirds, with pairs breeding once per year, sharing equally in incubation (average 37 d) and feeding of the young (approximately 35 d; Knudtson and Byrd 1982).
Colonies of gulls, cormorants, murres, auklets, guillemots and puffins in all circumpolar regions draw resident blue foxes that systematically collect eggs, fledglings and adults.