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Auklet, Rhinoceros bird pictures


Auklet, Rhinoceros bird picturesRHINOCEROS AUKLET
15. Cerorhinca monocerata. 11 inches.

These birds have a much smaller bill than the Puffins; in the summer plumage there is a small horn at the base of the bill from which it is given its name.

These birds do not stand upright as do the Puffins; but sit upon their tarsus.

Nest. - A single egg is laid in either burrows or in crevices of the rocks, usually without any attempt at nest making (2.70 x 1.80).

Range. - Coast and islands of the northern Pacific.

Breeds from Oregon to northern Alaska.