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Cassin's Auklet

Ptychoramphus aleuticus ORDER: CHARADRIIFORMES FAMILY: ALCIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A small, dark, gregarious seabird, the Cassin's Auklet can be found feeding in flocks and nesting in colonies from Alaska to Mexico.

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Appearance

Ducklike
Ducklike
Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Small seabird.
  • Stocky, with round head and little neck.
  • Dark gray above and below.
  • White crescents above and below eyes.
  • Short, thick, upturned bill, with pale base to lower mandible.

Immature Description

Similar to adult.

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    Cassin's Auklet

     
    • © Christopher L. Wood, California
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    Cassin's Auklet

     
    • © Brian L. Sullivan, Monterey Bay, California, August 2010
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    Cassin's Auklet

     
    • © Brian L. Sullivan, Monterey Bay, California
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    Cassin's Auklet

     
    • © Brian L. Sullivan, Monterey Bay, California, August 2010