Little Auk

Alle alle (Linnaeus, 1758)

Summary

Pelagic species with an extremely large population (actual number in the order of tens of millions of individuals) and with an extremely large distribution area. It is the smallest and most abundant auklet in the North Atlantic.
Migratory species, nesting on sea coasts and islands in Arctic Ocean, mainly in crevices on rocky sea cliffs and wintering at sea mainly in the North Atlantic Ocean.
The evolution trend of the global population is a decreasing one.

Global conservation status

Least concern (IUCN ver. 3.1, 2010)
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Common names

  • Little Auk
  • Dovekie

Subspecies

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Behavior

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Flight

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Habitat

It nests on sea coasts and islands in Arctic Ocean, mainly in crevices on rocky sea cliffs, but also in burrows on talus slopes. It winters in the sea, in North Atlantic Ocean.

Feed

It feeds mainly on small invertebrates but also on small fish.

Breeding

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Predators

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Winter migrant Breeding migrant