Dovekie

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Basic Description

A small, chunky black-and-white bird of the open Atlantic ocean, the Dovekie breeds along high arctic coasts and only makes its way southward in winter as far as New England. It is the smallest of the auks (the puffin family) in the Atlantic.

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Other Names
  • Mérgulo Atlántico (Spanish)
  • Mergule nain (French)
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