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Parakeet Auklet Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A plump seabird with an unusual rounded bill, thick neck, broad chest, and very short tail.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Least Auklet, smaller than a Pigeon Guillemot.

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    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 9.1-10.2 in (23-26 cm)
      • Weight: 8.4-12.2 oz (238-347 g)