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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Evans, Distribution and Status of the Atlantic Alcidae, in THE ATLANTIC ALCIDAE 53, 68 (David N.
A new species of extinct late Pleistocene puffin (Aves: Alcidae) from the southern California Channel Islands.
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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.
Rhinoceros Auklets (Cerorhinca monocerata) are a crevice/burrow-nesting seabird (family Alcidae) that breeds throughout the North Pacific Rim.
The true northern penguin, the great auk (family Alcidae), was also flightless, a member of the Charadriiformes related to gulls, auks, and lapwings.
The Alcidae is a family of marine birds that exhibits unparalleled variation in posthatching developmental strategies (Sealy 1973, Gaston 1985, Ydenberg 1989, Starck and Ricklefs 1998).
Here we use both phylogenetic and population genetic analyses of variation in the mitochondrial control region to test alternate models of population differentiation in guillemots (Cepphus spp.; Charadriiformes: Alcidae).
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Distribution and status of Atlantic Alcidae. In: Nettleship, D.N., and Birkhead, T.R., eds.
The Alcidae is a family of marine birds that exhibits extreme inter- and intraspecific variation in mass and age at which offspring leave the nest (Sealy 1973, Gaston 1985).
Growth-mortality trade-offs and the evolution of juvenile life histories in the Alcidae. Ecology 70: 1494-1506.