In the present study, egg composition and its energetic value was estimated in the dovekie (or little auk
, Alle cille), a seabird exhibiting biparental care except for the end of the chick-rearing period, when the female deserts the brood while the male continues the feeding and escorts the chick during fledging.
The Dovekie (Aile aile), or Little Auk
, is a small alcid that breeds primarily in the High Arctic and overwinters primarily in the North Atlantic Ocean (Renaud and others 1982; Montevecchi and Stenhouse 2002).
The breeding population of little auk
(Alle alle) in colonies in Hornsund and northwestern Spitsbergen.
A little auk
was a late visitor past North Stack, while three little gulls were blown in to Porthmadog's Llyn Bach by last week's storms.
feed krill, polar cod, capelin and Little auk
. The capelin feeds
The seventh-grade science teacher joined Ann Harding, a biologist at Alaska Pacific University, to study the feeding habits of a bird known as the little auk
Bird species dependent upon the marine environment, such as the black guillemot, the little auk
and the fulmar, may also be forced out of British range.
The influence of weather conditions on growth of little auk
Alle alle chicks.
Alle alle little auk
. The Journal of the Birds of the Western Palearctic, BWP Update.
We examined blood parasites in a seabird with an exclusively high-Arctic breeding distribution, the little auk
From the bears themselves, frequently seen hunting on ice floes, to the 200,000-strong colonies of little auk
, walruses, arctic foxes and whales, a host of animals are waiting to be seen.
The gulls often accompanied foxes transporting the spoil they had gained in one of the little auk
subcolonies situated c.