Parakeet auklet

Aethia psittacula

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.

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