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Parakeet Auklet (Aethia psittacula)  Aethia psittacula,Animal,Bird,Cyclorrhynchus psittacula,Geotagged,Parakeet Auklet,Parakeet auklet,United States,Winter,Zoo Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. Interesting creature, I've never heard of it! Posted 6 years ago

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The parakeet auklet is a small seabird of the North Pacific. Parakeet Auklets used to be placed on its own in the genus ''Cyclorrhynchus'' but recent morphological and genetic evidence suggest it should be placed in the genus ''Aethia'', making them closely related to crested auklets and least auklets. It is associated with the boreal waters of Alaska, Kamchatka and Siberia. It breeds on the cliffs, slopes and boulder fields of offshore islands, generally moving south during the winter.

Similar species: Waders, Gulls, Auks, Etc.
Species identified by Joe Spandrusyszyn
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By Joe Spandrusyszyn

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Uploaded Feb 22, 2015. Captured Feb 7, 2015 11:29 in 4401 Zoo Parkway, Grant, NC 27205, USA.
  • NEX-6
  • f/6.3
  • 1/40s
  • ISO3200
  • 210mm