Least Auklet

Aethia pusilla (Pallas, 1811)

Summary

Pelagic species with an extremely large population (actual number in the order of tens of millions of individuals) and with an large distribution area. It is estimated to be the most abundant auklet in the Pacific.
Migratory species, nesting on sea coasts and offshore islands in eastern Siberia and Alaska and wintering 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

  • Least 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, in crevices on rocky sea cliffs and lava flows, in burrows on coastal talus slopes and on rocky beaches. It winters in North Pacific Ocean, along coasts and offshore.

Feed

It feeds mainly on small invertebrates.

Breeding

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Predators

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Threats

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