Cassin's Auklet

Ptychoramphus aleuticus (Pallas, 1811)

Summary

Seabird with an extremely large population (actual number in the order of a few million individuals) and with a medium distribution area (Temperate Northern Pacific).
Species with sedentary and migratory populations. It nests in islands in North Pacific Ocean, mainly in burrows on coastal slopes and winters at sea in the North Pacific 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

  • Cassin's Auklet

Subspecies

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Behavior

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Flight

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Habitat

It nests in islands in North Pacific Ocean, mainly in burrows on coastal slopes, but also in crevices and artificial nest boxes. It winters in the sea, in North Pacific Ocean.

Feed

It feeds mainly on small crustaceans, but also on larval or juvenile fish.

Breeding

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