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Whiskered auklet

Aethia pygmaea (Photo from Astronomy to Zoology) Common name:whiskered auklet (en); mérgulo-de-bigode (pt); starique pygmée (fr); mérgulo bigotudo (es); bartalk (de) Taxonomy:Order CharadriiformesFamily Alcidae Range:This species is found in the northern Pacific, with colonies in the north-eastern Sea of Okhotsk and the Commander Islands, south to the Kuril islands, and throughout the eastern Aleutians as […]

Horned puffin

Fratercula corniculata Photo by Paul B. Jones (Flickr) Common name:horned puffin (en); papagaio-do-mar-cornudo (pt); macareux cornu (fr); frailecillo corniculado (es); hornlund (de)Taxonomy:Order CharadriiformesFamily AlcidaeRange:This species is found in the northern Pacific Ocean and adjacent parts of the Arctic Ocean, breeding from Wrangel island to the Queen Charlotte islands in Canada and to Sakhalinsk in Russia. […]


Alca torda Photo by Paul Wordingham (Wikipedia) Common name:razorbill (en); torda-mergulheira (pt); petit pingouin (fr); alca común (es); tordalk (de) Taxonomy:Order CharadriiformesFalimy Alcidae Range:This species breeds along the shores of the northern Atlantic, both in North America and Europe. On the European side they breed from north-western Russia to northern France and winter from the […]

Pigeon guillemot

Cepphus columba Photo by Glenn Bartley (Glenn Bartley Nature Photography) Common name: pigeon guillemot (en); airo-d’asa-branca-do-Pacífico (pt); guillemot colombin (fr); arao colombino (es); taubenteiste (de) Taxonomy: Order Charadriiformes Family Alcidae Range: The pigeon guillemot is found in the North Pacific, breeding in Russia from the Kuril islands and the Kamchatkan Peninsula to the eastern tip […]