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    Rhinoceros Auklet

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    Rhinoceros Auklet

    Cerorhinca monocerata
    • ORDER: Charadriiformes
    • FAMILY: Alcidae
    Basic Description

    Named for the vertical white plate at the base of its bill, the Rhinoceros Auklet is a bird of the coastlines and open seas of the north Pacific. The only member of its genus, it is closely related to puffins.

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    Other Names
    • Alca Rinoceronte (Spanish)
    • Macareux rhinoc√©ros (French)
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