Little Auk

This is the only Atlantic auk of its size, half the size of the Atlantic Puffin at 19–21 cm in length, with a 34–38 cm wingspan. Adult birds are black on the head, neck, back and wings, with white underparts. The bill is very short and stubby. They have a small rounded black tail. The lower face and fore neck become white in winter.

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The Little Auk is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Use little auk in a SentenceSee images of little aukSearch little auk on the Web - Origin: 1875–80 Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2010. Cite This Source|Link To little auk dove·kie also dove·keylittle auk pronunciation (dŭv'kē) n. A small black-and-white sea bird (Alle alle) of the Arctic and northern Atlantic oceans, having a short bill and a stout body. Also called little auk. More

the Little Auk (Dovekie), which underwent a radically different evolution compared to Pinguinus. Due to its outward similarity to the Razorbill (apart from flightlessness and size), the Great Auk was often placed in the genus Alca, following Linnaeus. The name Alca is a Latin derivative of the Scandinavian word for Razorbills and their relatives. More

The Little Auk, or Dovekie (Alle alle), is a small auk, the only member of the genus Alle. It breeds on islands in the high Arctic. There are two subspecies: A. a. alle breeds in Greenland, Iceland, Novaya Zemlya and Spitsbergen, and A. a. polaris on Franz Josef Land. More

little auk and pomarine skua on Friday, October 3 and a Sabine's gull passed Bardsey last Monday.bird notes by Daily Post (Liverpool, England)to study the feeding habits of a bird known as the little auk (Alle alle).Fight or flight: can a tiny bird that breeds in greenland win the ... More

The little auk is the smallest of the European auks. The sexes arre similar in appearance. Adult birds are 20 cm long and weigh between 130 and 180 g. They have a stocky buils, with a short neck and short bill. In summer plumage the head and neck are brown-black; the upper-parts are black and the underparts white. The innermost flight feathers (the secondaries) have white tips which form a white patch. More

little auk (TLW 5-6), see dovkie - The bird Charles Ingalls found at Silver Lake, and which looked like the picture of the Giant Auk in his big green animal book. Copyright More

According to Birdguides there`s a Little Auk present this morning at Blackmoorfoot Reservoir in W.Yorks - JUST (about 4 miles) beyond our border..................Balls ! Why couldn`t it have chosen Castleshaw ? ? cry.gif Page 1 of 1 sorted by Quick Reply Please log in to post quick replies. BACK TO THE MANCHESTER BIRDING WEBSITE HOMEPAGE -> Manchester Birding Forum -> Out-of-County Birds and Birding -> Little Auk Jump To: Post to Del.icio. More

hunt the dovekie (Plautus alle), or little auk, for food and use its feathered skin for clothing. Auks return to the same breeding grounds every year, and each individual goes to the very same nesting site. The single egg is laid on bare rock on cliff ledges, and incubation duties are shared by both parents. Auks are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Charadriiformes, family Alcidae. More

Little Auk in winter plumage This is the only Atlantic auk of its size, half the size of the Atlantic Puffin at 19–21 cm in length, with a 34–38 cm wingspan. Adult birds are black on the head, neck, back and wings, with white underparts. The bill is very short and stubby. They have a small rounded black tail. The lower face and fore neck become white in winter. More

of the Little Auk or Guillemot, Alca Alle of Linnaeus, are very similar to those of other Auks, Guillemots, Divers, and fish-eating birds in general. The cardiac or proventricular cavity forms no curve; and the gizzard with which it is connected, is not small, nor has it merely a small portion of the internal surface on each side covered with a hard cuticular lining; for the epithelium covers its whole surface, and is of considerable extent. More

Little Auks produce a variety of twitters and cackling calls at the breeding colonies, but are silent at sea. Little Auk, or Dovekie (Alle alle)Habitat and ecology Their breeding habitat is coastal mountainsides, where they have large colonies. They nest in crevices or beneath large rocks, usually laying just one egg. They move south in winter into northern areas of the north Atlantic. More

Little Auk determination Similar species Alcidae Ancient Murrelet | Atlantic Puffin | Black Guillemot | Great Auk | Guillemot | Little Auk | Parakeet Auklet | Razorbill | Thick-Billed Murre | Tufted Puffin | source: youtube Links to European databases Little Auk EU report (PDF) Birdlife factsheet of Little Auk More

The Little Auk is a small, black and white auk, and the only member of the genus Alle. Coastal mountainsides in the high Arctic are their breeding ground. They nest in huge colonies and build their nests beneath huge rocks or in crevices. Just like the Great Auk, they lay only one egg. The Little Auk is only 19 to 21 centimeters long. The adults have white under parts along with a black head, back, neck and wings. Their bill is stubby and short. More

For the purposes of our bird news services, Little Auk is classed as Local: generally fairly regular or common species that a 'county lister' or a birding beginner might be interested in going to see. (Note that rarity levels are currently applied nationally and may not reflect local variations in abundance. More

the Arctic Fox are the main predators on Little Auks, and, in some cases, the Polar Bear has also been reported to feed on their eggs. Conservation Large numbers of Little Auks have been killed in several oil-spill incidents. but climate changes (warming) in Southern Greenland and Iceland seems to be the reason for the decreasing populations there. References 1. ^ BirdLife International (2008). Alle alle. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. More

The 11-foot Little Auk is identical to the 10-footer, but the longer version will carry a larger paddler and track more strongly Length: 11' Beam: 28" Weight: 30.8 lbs Details Price: AUD 1,510. More

Corticosterone Sampling: Blood sampling of Little Auks will give a lot of information. Corticosterone is a stress hormone produced in many animals. It is circulated in the blood and is delivered to the brain. It’s quantity in a body indicates the level of stress an animal is under. Levels of corticosterone, in some seabird species, have been shown to reflect food availability and body condition. So this hormone may be a sensitive indicator of the biological response to variation or change in local food abundance. More

The little auk is a small seabird, the size of a starling. It is black above and white below, and in flight it shows dark underwings. It has a black stubby bill, and a short neck and tail. It flies with very fast whirring wingbeats low over the sea. It is a winter visitor to the waters around the UK in small numbers each year. It breeds in the Arctic and winters in the North Atlantic. More

Little Auk: This little boat is designed for someone who wants a light, easy to handle paddle-boat of distinctive character. Its small size makes it easy to put on the roof of a car or on deck of yacht and transport it to explore your favourite lake or harbour. Once there, you will be able to gunkhole into places inaccessible by any other boat. Its stability assures that it is not an adventure just sitting in her. More

Little Auks produce a variety of twitters and cackling calls at the breeding colonies, but are silent at sea. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Large numbers of Little Auks have been killed in several oil-spill incidents. Over-fishing has little effect, because of their mainly crustaceans prey, but climate changes (warming) in Southern Greenland and Iceland seems to be the reason for the decreasing populations there. More

Little auk (Alle alle) on a rock near our research site in Bjørndalen (August 2006). More

The Little Auk is possibly world's most numerous seabird. Glaucous Gulls eat Little Auks. Autumn gales can send the food that the Little Auks eat to depths beyond their reach. Starvation, tide and high winds drives the birds en mass to range for food outside of their usual areas, these groups are called wrecks and have been recorded in 1982/3, 1990 and 1995. More

both continents, and the Little Auk becomes the Dovekie. in summer and winter plumagesEnlargeBlack Guillemot in summer and winter plumages Many species, such as the Uria guillemots nest in large colonies on cliff edges, but the Cepphus guillemots breed in small groups on rocky coasts. More

Little Auk - Definition = Little Auk Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Charadriiformes Family: Alcidae Genus: Alle Species: alle Binomial name Alle alle More

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Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Alcidae
Genus : Alle
Species : alle
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)
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