Parakeet Auklet

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Parakeet Auklet

Aethia psittacula
  • ORDER: Charadriiformes
  • FAMILY: Alcidae
Basic Description

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.

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Other Names
  • Mérgulo Lorito (Spanish)
  • Starique perroquet (French)
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