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Auklet, Cassin bird pictures


Auklet, Cassin bird picturesCASSIN AUKLET
16. Ptychoramphus aleuticus. 9 inches.

A plain appearing bird, breast and throat grayish and belly white with. blackish upper-parts relieved only by a small white spot over the eye.

This Auklet is fairly abundant on the Farallones and islands off the Lower California coast.

Nest. - A single egg, dull white, the inside of the shell being a pale green when held to the light.

These are laid in burrows or tunnels under the rocks, at times three or four feet long (1.80 x 1.30).

Range. - Pacific coast of N.A., Alaska to Lower California.