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Rhinoceros Auklet

Cerorhinca monocerata ORDER: CHARADRIIFORMES FAMILY: ALCIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

Rhinoceros Auklet Photo

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.

Calls

  • Calls
     
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Call a series of 7 to 12 mellow "mooing" notes, near colony, to aid in location of mate at night. Also makes short, rapid barks.

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