Alcidae


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Noun1.Alcidae - web-footed diving seabirds of northern seas: auksAlcidae - web-footed diving seabirds of northern seas: auks; puffins; guillemots; murres; etc.
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
Charadriiformes, order Charadriiformes - large diverse order of aquatic birds found along seacoasts and inland waters: shorebirds and coastal diving birds; most feed on anima life
auk - black-and-white short-necked web-footed diving bird of northern seas
Alca, genus Alca - type genus of the Alcidae comprising solely the razorbill
genus Plautus, Plautus - a genus of Alcidae
Cepphus, genus Cepphus - a genus of birds including: guillemots
genus Uria, Uria - murres
puffin - any of two genera of northern seabirds having short necks and brightly colored compressed bills
genus Lunda, Lunda - puffins
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Microscopic feather characters of barb length, pigmentation patterns, and nodal morphology were determined to be similar to the avian family Alcidae (Dove 2000).
Cod Gadidae 122 Flat Fish Pleuronectiformes 3 Bony Fish Teleostei 241 Black guillemot Cepphus grille 1 Puffin Fratercula arctica 9 Auk Alcidae medium-small 4 cf.
Evans, Distribution and Status of the Atlantic Alcidae, in THE ATLANTIC ALCIDAE 53, 68 (David N.
This was the case for instance during the difficult years of Alcidae DeGasperi's leadership and even when the now disgraced Bettino Craxi was at the helm of Italian politics.
paradisaea Pontoppidan, arctic I R tern Xema sabini (Sabine), Sabine's I R gull Family Alcidae (auks, murres, and puffins) Brachyramphus perdix (Pallas), I R long-billed murrelet Synthliboramphus antiquus I R (Gmelin), ancient murrelet Uria lomvia (Linnaeus), I R thick-billed murre Order Columbiformes (pigeons and doves) Family Columbidae (pigeons and doves) Columba fasciata Say, I R band-tailed pigeon C.