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Rhinoceros auklet (Cerorhinca monocerata) Half Moon Bay pelagic trip, California. Aug 17, 2019 Cerorhinca monocerata,Geotagged,Rhinoceros auklet,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Rhinoceros auklet (Cerorhinca monocerata)

Half Moon Bay pelagic trip, California. Aug 17, 2019

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  1. A quick series from a wonderful pelagic outing in California this summer. All 4 of these species were new for me, nearly doubling in a day the total species of Alcids I've ever seen! I'm glad to see they're new for JD too :) Posted one year ago
    1. Awesome spottings, Thibaud! Posted one year ago
      1. Thanks Christine! Posted one year ago
  2. Fantastic series, Thibaud! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy!
      Next up, tubenoses!
      Posted one year ago
      1. Nice, always wanted to see tubenoses!
        (quickly Googles what a tubenose is)
        Posted one year ago
        1. Procellariiformes, surely that's more helpful, no? ;) Posted one year ago
          1. It's hilarious because I put the emphasis on tubenoses wrong in my head. I read it as TUB-E-NO-SES, like a latin binomial name. Only later realized it simply was "tube noses". Posted one year ago
            1. Haha that's funny. On a trip to Ecuador looking for orchids many years ago, at some point I asked my guide about the identity of a species we were looking at. I listened to what he said and dutifully wrote down "Odontoglossum esepe", thinking, Huh I don't know that species. I took me an embarrassingly long time to realize he was saying Odontoglossum sp. ! Posted one year ago
              1. haha! Posted one year ago

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The rhinoceros auklet is a seabird and a close relative of the puffins. It is the only extant species of the genus ''Cerorhinca''. Given its close relationship with the puffins, the common name rhinoceros puffin has been proposed for the species.

Similar species: Waders, Gulls, Auks, Etc.
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Oct 18, 2019. Captured Aug 17, 2019 12:42 in United States.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/11.0
  • 1/790s
  • ISO640
  • 390mm