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2006-03-21 07:52:02

BANDON, Ore. (AP) - Hundreds of the seabirds known as rhinoceros auklets have washed up on the southern Oregon coast, and scientists haven't settled on an explanation for the die-off. The birds seem to be in good shape off California and Washington, a researcher said. "The questions in my mind are: Is this something that's widespread in Oregon? Is it a freak event like a storm, or something that's going to last longer?" said seabird researcher Dr. Julia Parrish, an associate professor of...


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2006-02-23 14:21:10

The Rhinoceros Auklet (Cerorhinca monocerata) is a seabird considered by some to be a close relative of the puffin. It is the only member of the genus Cerorhinca. It ranges widely across the North Pacific feeding on small fish and nesting in mixed seabird colonies. Its name is derived from a horn-like extension of the beak. This horn is only present in breeding adults, and like the elaborate sheath on the bill of puffins is shed every year. The Rhinoceros Auklet (also known as the Rhino...

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2006-02-23 13:44:50

The Cassin's Auklet is a small, stocky seabird that ranges widely in the North Pacific. It nests in small burrows and because of its presence on well studied islands in British Columbia and off California it is one of the better known auks. It is named for John Cassin, a Pennsylvania businessman and naturalist. The Cassin's Auklet is a small (25 cm, 200 g) nondescript auk. Its plumage is generally dark on top and pale below, with a small white mark above the eye. Its bill is overall dark...

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2005-06-02 11:10:18

The Parakeet Auklet is a small seabird found in the North Pacific. It is the only member of the genus Cyclorrhynchu. It is associated with the boreal waters of Alaska and Kamchatka and Siberia. It breeds on the cliffs, slopes and boulder fields of offshore islands, generally moving south during the winter. Description The Parakeet Auklet is a small (23 cm) auk with a short orange bill that is upturned to give the bird its curious fixed expression. The bird's plumage is dark above and...

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