Merlin

Parakeet Auklet Identification

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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.
Relative Size

Relative Sizebetween sparrow and robinbetween sparrow and robin
Measurements
  • Both Sexes
    • Length: 9.1-10.2 in (23-26 cm)
    • Weight: 8.4-12.2 oz (238-347 g)