family Alcidae


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Noun1.family Alcidae - web-footed diving seabirds of northern seas: auksfamily Alcidae - 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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Patterns of development exhibited by the marine bird family Alcidae have provided fertile ground for studies of their life-history costs and benefits (Cody 1973; Sealy 1973a; Gaston 1985, 1992; Ydenberg 1989).
The chapter closes with a subsection called "Penguin Imposters" about auks, members of the avian family Alcidae, which could be termed "imposters" only by a true penguin aficionado.
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.