Parakeet Auklet

Aethia psittacula (Pallas, 1769)

Summary

Pelagic species with an extremely large population (actual number in the order of one million individuals) and with an extremely large distribution area.
Migratory or dispersive species, nesting on sea coasts and offshore islands in eastern Siberia and Alaska, mainly in crevices on rocky sea cliffs and wintering at sea mainly 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

  • Parakeet Auklet

Subspecies

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Behavior

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Flight

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Habitat

It nests on sea coasts and offshore islands in eastern Siberia and Alaska, mainly in crevices on rocky sea cliffs, but also in burrows on talus slopes and on rocky beaches. It winters in the sea, in North Pacific Ocean.

Feed

It feeds mainly on jellyfish and crustaceans but also on small fish.

Breeding

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Predators

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