Least Auklet

Aethia pusilla

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Auks, Murres and Puffins (Alcidae)

Code 4

LEAU

Code 6

AETPUS

ITIS

HEAD

Least Auklet Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Specialized
  • Eye Color: Light to medium neutral gray in first year; White in older birds.
  • Head pattern: Plain, Crested or plumed, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black with bristly white feathers.
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Least Auklet Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 15 cm (6 in)
  • Weight: 77 g (2.7 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: Black
  • Underparts: White mottled with gray.
  • Upperparts: Black
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid, Mottled
  • Breast Pattern: Solid, Mottled

FLIGHT

Least Auklet Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift strong direct flight.
  • Wingspan Range: 24 cm (9.5 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Gray
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