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Parakeet Auklet

Aethia psittacula ORDER: CHARADRIIFORMES FAMILY: ALCIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A distinctive little seabird with a nearly circular bill. The Parakeet Auklet has the widest distribution of all the Alaskan auklets, but it doesn't form large flocks like the others, either at sea or in breeding colonies.

Appearance

Ducklike
Ducklike
Typical Voice

Adult Description

  • Stocky and round headed.
  • Thick, rounded, upturned red bill.
  • Dark head and back.
  • Underparts white.
  • Wings rather rounded and broad.

Immature Description

Juvenile has short facial plumes, dirty gray throat, and stubby dark bill smaller than but similar in shape to adult's.

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