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    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.

    More ID Info
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    Other Names
    • Alquita Perico (Spanish)
    • Starique perroquet (French)
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